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OFFICIAL SELECTION ~ 2013 Out of the Rabbit Hole: A Road Map to Freedom from OCD

By Sheri Bloom & Suzanne Mouton-Odum, PhD ~ A story of one woman’s journey to recovery from OCD. Sheri Bloom weaves a complicated web of real-life experiences that both influenced and culminated in her ultimate battle against OCD.

Dr. Suzanne Mouton-Odum, a licensed psychologist who specializes in OCD, gives guidance to the reader about the development, conceptualization, and treatment of this disabling disorder. This book not only describes how it feels to have OCD, but also how to move to recovery.

NOMINATED by Melinda Stanley, Ph.D., IOCDF professional member:officialSELboth

These two authors have created a vivid and intimately personal account of the suffering and treatment of OCD with a unique blending of patient and expert provider perspectives. Their collaborative work offers a creative and eye-opening view into the ‘rabbit hole’ of OCD and the tremendous challenges and rewards that accompany the road to recovery. Ms. Bloom’s candid sharing of her personal struggles and triumphs, interwoven with Dr. Mouton-Odum’s clear and knowledgeable description of the theory and practice of behavioral treatment for OCD, makes this a ‘must-read’ for sufferers and those who support them. The road out of the rabbit hole is not easy, but this book offers hope and encouragement for sufferers who want to begin that journey.

– Melinda Stanley, PhD, Professor and Head, Division of Psychology, The McIngvale Family Chair in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research,  Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesBaylor College of Medicine


AVAILABLE:  Amazon paperback and Kindle editions

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4 Responses to OFFICIAL SELECTION ~ 2013 Out of the Rabbit Hole: A Road Map to Freedom from OCD

  1. Sheri Bloom says:

    OCD is an irrational disorder. I heard once someone describe the pernicious thoughts of OCD as synthetic fruit: it feels like the real thing but isn’t, in actuality, real. Perhaps this is why mindfulness, as Dr. Mouton-Odum discusses in our book, is such a powerful tool to fight the “synthetic fruit.” When we allow ourselves to merely observe, we are more likely to find the inner strength to separate ourselves from irrational fears. To fight the doubting “beast” we need to sit with and observe our fears, and not act on them. Reassurance seeking will only lead us further down the abysmal rabbit hole.

  2. Ruth Golomb says:

    Out of the Rabbit Hole is truly a unique contribution to the OCD literature. Sherrie’s brave and inspiring story is highlighted through the therapeutic insight of Dr.Suzanne Mouton-Odum. Reading a book that illustrates the process of therapy through the eyes of a sufferer as well as a therapist makes for a fascinating experience. Thank you for the opportunity to experience both sides of the couch!

    • Sheri Bloom says:

      Thank you, Ruth! Recovery IS possible, and we hope that reading our book will remind sufferers that they aren’t alone and can always, once they have a trusted therapist and support system in place, find that inner strength needed to pull themselves out of their metaphorical rabbit holes.

  3. Thank you to the OCD Texas President, Irene Tobis, Ph.D. and all of the people who made this past weekend a success. It was a fantastic conference with so many brave participants. I was moved to tears on more than one occasion. I cannot thank the OCD Texas enough for recognizing our book: Out of the Rabbit Hole, A Road Map to Freedom from OCD. We view this award as the first step in a growing excitement about the collaboration between sufferers and mental health providers. THANK YOU!

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