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Stolen Child: A Mother's Journey to Rescue Her Son from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by [Gough, Laurie]
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Length: 176 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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What do you do when your child is stricken down with a disorder whose cure is not at all certain? If you are a rational skeptic like Laurie Gough you research everything ever written on the disorder and apply the methods of science and reason to solve the problem, without resorting to superstition or the supernatural. Stolen Child is beautifully written and emotionally evocative, but it is not just about OCD. It is about the power of reason … and love … to overcome adversity, a book that belongs among the classics of parenting. (Michael Shermer, author of Why People Believe Weird Things, The Believing Brain, and The Moral Arc)

Gough’s straight ahead style is seductive. She draws you in. You stay in. (Brian Doyle, author of Angel Square and Up to Low)

This book is an outstretched hand. A gift to anyone who has sought to understand the mysterious nature of OCD and its isolating, bewildering consequences. This is a tale of tenderness and devotion, a portrait of the importance of community, and a story of surprising, unexpected, light. (Alison Wearing, author of Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter and Honeymoon in Purdah)

People use the term “OCD” casually, often with a snicker. But Stolen Child demonstrates beautifully the devastation that the disease can bring, and the love that a family brings to fight it. It's a heartfelt story of a family transformed by OCD, told with compassion and honesty. (Jim Davies, cognitive scientist and author of Riveted)

This moving story is highly recommended as a beacon of hope for those experiencing OCD and their loved ones. (Publishers Weekly)

A journey scarier than a trip to any foreign land (Low Down to Hull & Back News)

This is a book impossible to put down. It will move you to tears. (Ottawa Citizen)

Gough’s straightforward and eloquent style quickly draws you into this memoir about her son’s battle with obsessive compulsive disorder. Even for those with no ties, this is a beautifully written, touchingly honest tale. (Ottawa Magazine)

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Laurie Gough’s son was a regular, bright, unicycle-riding kid, until the day his grandpa died, when a tidal wave of uncontrollable thoughts consumed him. He became an echo of himself, a near-stranger dominated by bizarre rituals dreamed up to bring his grandpa back to life. Gough’s family took on the battle against OCD and won.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 698 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Dundurn (Sept. 10 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019FBU3VU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #335,763 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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