Judith Rapoport

The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing The Experience and Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Translated from the English by Catherine Rouslin. Publication date : February 1, 1991

At the age of fourteen, Charles spent three hours a day in the shower and it took him two hours to get dressed. He suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder, a strange and secretive illness that affects the lives of hundreds of thousand of people. For the first time, they speak out, accompanied by their doctors, and invite us to reflect on this mysterious illness which we are just only beginning to be able to treat.

Psychiatrist Judith Rapoport directs the children's psychiatric services program at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland (United States).