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OCD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Related Depression

The Definitive Survival and Recovery Approach (Pulling the Trigger)
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Jot Davies
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
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This audiobook is brought to you by Trigger as part of our innovative and philanthropic Pulling the Trigger range.

From the heart and soul of lifelong mental-health sufferer Adam Shaw, combined with the expert mind of the talented and leading psychologist Lauren Callaghan, this audiobook is cohesively divided into two helpful parts. Detailed from the separate perspectives of a sufferer and a psychologist is an insight into mental-health recovery to which sufferers can really relate.

In part one, we follow Adam's desperate, lifelong struggle with OCD, anxiety, panic attacks, and related depression, leading him to the brink of suicide. We witness his journey from the painful despair of a young man who never really understood the illness tormenting him. Meeting Lauren changed his world forever, as she guided him on the road to recovery with a life free from mental-health issues. 

Sufferers with any type of mental-health condition will identify with Adam's suffering and the daily struggles he faced. Lauren's wisdom, expertise, and compassionate approach led Adam to recovery, and how she did this is captured perfectly as she provides valuable insight into why and how Adam struggled with his condition and what needed to be done to ensure his path to recovery and beyond.

Part two is "Pulling the Trigger", the definitive survival and recovery approach for OCD, anxiety, panic attacks, and related depression. This is an innovative, user-friendly self-help approach to support and guide mild, moderate, and severe sufferers to a place called recovery and beyond.

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  • Cristi T
  • 15-01-19

The biggest help with my OCD and anxiety

I live in eastern Europe where people don't have yet a tendency towards therapy. Usually when you have problems you either ignore them until you can't or you go to a doctor which only gives you pills without any other counseling. I was hit very hard 2 years ago with anxiety. Every day I had multiple panic attacks. It was a nightmare. I thought I was really going crazy, like I will go to a point of no return, a point where I won't be conscious of my behavior. I was so scared every day. I ended at the psychiatrist office. I took pills for 9 months. I had a continuous improvement on my symptoms, but I always kept a fear of everything coming back to me. I put all this fear on the idea that the crises that I had initially where so traumatic, that I thought is normal to keep a little fear.
I wanted to say all of the above for all of you that think like me: a magic pill will solve everything. It doesn't! Everything came back to me after another 9 months since I stopped medication. The intensity was not the same, but I was more concerned with getting mad.
To make the story shorter and get to our book, I want to say that this book helped me understand everything much better. I like it so much, perhaps, for the fact that my story is similar, even if not so severe as in Adam's case. I identified my pure obsessions as OCD and I accepted my anxiety as normal.
I can't refer to my self as a cured person at this moment, but I am on the right track after listening to this book. I really felt like it was impossible for me to get over crises without medication. Somehow I refused to start taking pills again even though I got the prescription from the doctor and I was very wise to do so because everything became better after understanding, accepting and embracing OCD and anxiety.
In the end I want to say: don't give up no matter what. I wanted to say this because I still had and have bad days and, at first, made me very depressed and made me question my actions and my future again. Also my obsessions mutated after I embraced my main fears. In a while I started to have obsessions about almost everything based even on examples in this book. It was the meaning that I attached to these obsessions that troubled me. Be ready for all kind of OCD (if you have it) or anxiety manifestations. This book also is not a "magic pill". The process of changing your thoughts and behavior is long and sometimes difficult.
I hope we all will be better for good :)

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  • LeapOfFaaaith
  • 12-12-18

Amazing and engaging story of and treatment of OCD

This superbly produced and well-written book brings alive the struggle of OCD and gives excellent tried-and-true advice. As a family member of two people with OCD, this book is the first one to allow me to actually understand and provide a helping hand. This underappreciated gem should be your first choice if you are looking to learn more about or walk through this disorder. this book is worthy of the credit, as I am really listening to it for the second time.. and getting more out of it on the second read.