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Radio Anchor Tells of Struggle With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Aired 4/19/09

Tom Fudge:  Many of us have had the experience of leaving our homes for a trip out of town.  We lock the front door, get in our cars and drive off.  But then we think, did I really lock the front door?  We turn around, go home, get out of the car, and check. Yup.  Front door's locked.  We drive off again.   

Anyone who's done that knows a little bit about obsessive-compulsive behavior.  But obsessive-compulsive disorder is much more severe.  True OCD is what Jeff Bell has suffered for most of his life.  A radio news anchor at KCBS in San Francisco, Jeff spent years trying to hide his condition.  But eventually he realized he needed to seek help.  Today his OCD is no secret.  In fact, he's written a book about it called "Rewind, Replay, Repeat."

 Jeff will be at Borders Books in Carmel Mountain this Saturday at 1 p.m. He will talk about his battle with OCD, and will be signing copies of his new book Rewind, Replay, Repeat.

Guests

  • Jeff Bell, author of the new book Rewind, Replay, Repeat.  He is also a news anchor for KCBS-AM in San Francisco
  • Dr. Sanjaya Saxena, professor of Psychiatry at the UCSD School of Medicine, and director of the school's Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Program

End Music:   Flaphead by Aphex Twin, from the album Classics (1995)

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