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Compulsions out of control

Original post made on May 18, 2008

Alex, patient of Stanford psychiatrist Elias Aboujaoude, described himself succinctly to the therapist.

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Posted by Bassam Kassab
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on May 18, 2008 at 5:01 pm

The new book of Dr. Elias Aboujaoude, "Compulsive Acts: A Psychiatrist's Tales of Ritual and Obsession," was so enjoyable to read. Well, it is not accurate to say that I "enjoyed" reading about other humans' problems and miseries. The truth is I enjoyed the style in which the novellas were presented by a psychiatrist who has a talent to tell a story and make it intriguing. I can clearly see that someone could take this book and write a movie script based on various characters--the OCD patients and the psychiatrist as the main protagonist.



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