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OCD Chicago Joins ?Oxford Messed Up? Book Launch

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 18, 2011

Susan Richman and OCD Chicago president Jeanne Ettelson will attend the publication launch party. ?Oxford Messed Up? is the story of a couple?s journey from sickness to well being and from fear to freedom. It will be offered in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, iBooks and Nook editions.

Author Andrea Kayne Kaufman is a professor and lawyer who earned a bachelor?s degree from Vassar College, a master?s degree in Education from Harvard University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. ?Oxford Messed Up,? her initial novel, promises to transport readers on a meaningful and emotional journey, exactly where the academic world of Oxford is a backdrop for accurate understanding, self-discovery, and transcendent love. The novel is analysis-based, and has been vetted by OCD experts, such as OCD Chicago?s founder Susan Richman, who say it is one of the 1st novels to present the inner workings and therapy of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder accurately. Most depictions in fiction, tv, and movies focus on OCD?s eccentric behavior and ignore the internal torture.

Praising ?Oxford Messed Up,? Susan Richman stated, ?Finally, a story that shows how potent Cognitive Behavior Therapy actually is, and a protagonist who is so a lot a lot more than her OCD? This book accurately and lastly portrays the recovery that is doable when OCD is treated appropriately. Thank you, Andrea Kayne Kaufman, on behalf of all of us who struggle with anxiety, and on behalf of all of us searching for healing, growth and a gorgeous adore story!?

Susan A. Richman, J.D., the founder, past president and honorary chair of OCD Chicago, created OCD quite suddenly and severely at the age of 28 and could neither work nor live on her own for the duration of the three years in which she received ineffective therapy. She recovered following three weeks of exposure and response prevention therapy. Ms. Richman founded OCD Chicago so that other people could discover about and access successful treatment without having wasting years of their lives. Ms. Richman was graduated first in her class from Northwestern University with a degree in economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She received her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. She has practiced real estate law in Chicago and at the moment functions in farm and ranch management.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is the fourth most common psychiatric diagnosis, right after phobias, substance abuse and main depression. The Globe Well being Organization, the World Bank and Harvard University ranked OCD amongst the 10 leading causes of disability worldwide. It equally affects adults and youngsters of all races, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds.

OCD Chicago, the leading provider of consumer resources to assist sufferers cope with and conquer OCD, supports the informational and emotional wants of individuals with OCD, their families, educators, clergy, and the mental wellness specialists who treat them.

For more information on OCD Chicago or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, check out http://www.ocdchicago.org. On its net internet site, the organization provides detailed details about OCD, resources, professional perspectives, personal stories from individuals with OCD, and cost-free, downloadable OCD Guides in English and Spanish for all age groups. Men and women can also call OCD Chicago at 773-880-1635 to speak with someone knowledgeable about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.