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The Resource Obsessed : a memoir of my life with OCD, by Allison Britz

Obsessed : a memoir of my life with OCD, by Allison Britz

Label
Obsessed : a memoir of my life with OCD
Title
Obsessed
Title remainder
a memoir of my life with OCD
Statement of responsibility
by Allison Britz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder--and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side--in this powerful and inspiring memoir. Until sophomore year of high school, fifteen-year-old Allison Britz lived a comfortable life in an idyllic town. She was a dedicated student with tons of extracurricular activities, friends, and loving parents at home. But after awakening from a vivid nightmare in which she was diagnosed with brain cancer, she was convinced the dream had been a warning. Allison believed that she must do something to stop the cancer in her dream from becoming a reality. It started with avoiding sidewalk cracks and quickly grew to counting steps as loudly as possible. Over the following weeks, her brain listed more dangers and fixes. She had to avoid hair dryers, calculators, cell phones, computers, anything green, bananas, oatmeal, and most of her own clothing. Unable to act "normal," the once-popular Allison became an outcast. Her parents questioned her behavior, leading to explosive fights. When notebook paper, pencils, and most schoolbooks were declared dangerous to her health, her GPA imploded, along with her plans for the future. Finally, she allowed herself to ask for help and was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. This brave memoir tracks Allison's descent and ultimately hopeful climb out of the depths
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Britz, Allison
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Britz, Allison
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescence
  • Young adult literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Obsessed : a memoir of my life with OCD, by Allison Britz
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2016048641
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781481489188
Lccn
2016048641
Label
Obsessed : a memoir of my life with OCD, by Allison Britz
Publication
Control code
2016048641
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781481489188
Lccn
2016048641

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