Four-Step Plan Targets Obsessive Behavior

Jeffrey Schwartz, an associate research professor at UCLA who has treated more than 1,000 patients, has put together a four-step plan to help people overcome obsessive-compulsive behavior. Relying on mindful awareness and a few simple strategies, Schwartz says people can "rewire" their brains to break free from continuous hand-washing, hoarding or countless other intrusive behaviors.

The material appears sound and sensible, but it's repetitive, even though it is greatly abridged from the printed book.

Schwartz is a narrator whose bombastic style is more than a little grating. Still, it seems a preferable choice than the printed text, which is padded with many stories of people helped by Schwartz.

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