Nagging doubt: It's a part of everyday life, and so too is the inclination to act on it. Who hasn't doubled back to check on a door or appliance? But what if one check wasn't enough? Nor two or three? And what if that doubt grew so intense that physical senses became all but useless? Such was the case for Jeff Bell, a husband, father, and highly successful radio news anchor—and one of the millions of Americans living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Rewind, Replay, Repeat (Hazelden; 350 pps.) recounts the depths to which this neurological "doubting disease" reduced Bell—to hiding from people and human contact, driving his car in looping circles, scouring his hands in scalding water, and endlessly rewinding, replaying, and repeating in his head even the most mundane daily experiences.
Readers will learn what OCD feels like from the inside, and how healing is possible through therapy, determination, and the support of loved ones.