Conquering Your State of Anxiety - How to Battle OCD and Reclaim Your Life

ISBN: 9781642509182
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Publisher, Conari Press
Publication Date,
Format, Paperback
Weight, 272 g
No. of Pages, 256

Conquer Your State of Anxiety with Inspirational insight"Her description of her escalating illness is irreverent, brutally honest, and compelling, her successes are inspiring." -Booklist

Receive practical and insightful anxiety relief and comfort from someone with first hand experience struggling with a specific type of OCD.

Discover what anxiety looks like. Kirstin Pagacz tells the riveting story of how she discovered her disorder. By high school, she was anorexic and a substance abuser-common "shadow syndromes" of OCD. By adulthood she was holding onto jobs and friends through sheer grit. Help came in the form of a miraculously well-timed public service announcement on NPR about OCD-at last, her illness had an identity.

Learn what anxiety feels like. "It's like the meanest, wildest monkey running around my head, constantly looking for ways to bite me." That was how Kirsten Pagacz described her OCD to her therapist. After learning how to conquer her specific type of OCD, Pagacz wants to share her insight with you in hopes that you banish those intrusive thoughts, conquer your anxiety, and live a better life.

 

About the Author

Kirsten Pagacz was born in 1966 and grew up in Oak Park, IL. OCD came to her life when she was nine years old. At the onset, it was a welcomed distraction that took Pagacz away from her chaotic childhood. Her OCD was like a secret friend that always had interesting things for her to do. By high school she was deep in the clutches of her illness. Pagacz also developed the shadow syndromes of anorexia and substance abuse.

When she was 32, after a complete mental collapse, Pagaczwas diagnosed with severe OCD. On that day, in front of her doctor, she found one grain of sanity left within herself. From that one grain she had to grow a peaceful warrior, because the fight of a lifetime was in front of her. Kirsten wanted to do more than merely exist. She wanted joy back. She was tired of being robbed of literally thousands of hours while trying to comply with the demands of her OCD.

Since being diagnosed with severe OCD, Pagacz has been actively on a path to wellness and stability. Today, her OCD is in the side car, and she’s driving behind the wheel and teaching other sufferers to do the same.

 

  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.64 x 9 inches

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