No, but I heard him on the NOCD podcast. He has some good things to say, but he also disagrees that ERP is the best treatment for OCD. He believes that CBT alone can also help. But personal experience taught me that is not true. Prior to realizing I had OCD, I did years of therapy. I did everything I was supposed, but never made progress. All it did was trigger me. Studies have shown that traditional talk therapy does NOT work for OCD and can actually do more harm than good. Also, Reid admits that he has worked with OCD patients, but he himself does not have OCD.
Well this is news to me! So, is there another book you would recommend? I like Reid’s aggressive approach to anxiety but I can see how he is missing expertise. I mainly read and listen to Stephen Phillipson
Yes!. A really good one is Is Fred in the Refrigerator? By Shala Nicely. She is an OCD therapist and also has OCD herself. Another good one is the OCD Travel Guide by Michael Parker. He is an OCD therapist. Lastly, Daring to Challenge Your OCD by Dr. Joan Davidson.
Thanks so much!