• Body Punishment OCD, Addiction, and Finding the Courage to Heal
Maggie Lamond Simone details her experience with recovery from OCD and its frequent co-disorder of addiction as a coping mechanism. Her painful journey provides insight for the thousands of others who similarly cut, starve, pick, drink, pluck, purge, and otherwise hurt themselves in private in order to survive in public. She also explores the issues of substance abuse, anxiety, and depression that commonly develop while trying to cope with OCD.

Body Punishment has an inviting and comforting way of discussing a misunderstood and isolating illness. Reading it was like sitting in an overstuffed couch talking to a best friend. It gives hope to those suffering with OCD but also those with loved ones with OCD that they can’t ‘understand.’ Wonderful read. I did not put it down until I read it cover to cover!”
Lisa I. Carroll
Supervising US Probation Officer, Middle District of Louisiana

“Sarcastic, witty, insightful! Maggie Lamond Simone writes with a sincerity that is endearing and frank, giving a voice to the internal conversations that lead to silent suffering for many. Body Punishment is an insight into the life and mind of an innocent being conditioned by OCD—colorful, dramatic, passionate, sharp, and disruptive at times, though beautiful when seeing it as a whole.”
Kaushal B. Nanavati, MD, FAAFP, ABIHM
Director, Integrative Medicine, Upstate Cancer Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
SUNY Upstate Medical University

“Maggie Simone provides a deeply personal account of her experiences with OCD and addiction. She shows how one can overcome significant psychiatric challenges while leading a productive, fulfilling life.”
Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Body Punishment is a deeply personal account of living with OCD. Maggie recounts her childhood and how undiagnosed OCD impacted her self-esteem and life experiences. Maggie’s open, honest, and humorous writing style allows the reader an unusually intimate glimpse into the life of someone living with OCD. She chronicles the evolution of addiction from self-medicating to alleviate symptoms of anxiety to the point where alcohol use takes on a life of its own. Her life example offers hope, empathy, and a sense of belonging for someone with OCD. Body Punishment is a compelling read and one we will recommend to our clients.”
Cary Rector, MS, LMHC
Tonja Rector, MA, LMFT

Body Punishment is remarkably intimate and inspiring. Maggie Lamond Simone bares her soul in a way that can only be described as beautifully vulnerable. Correlating her experiences in the martial arts with her growing realization about her mental illness and alcoholism, she brilliantly exposes both as journeys of insight, healing, and personal growth. This book creates an opening for those who struggle with any mental affliction; through her courageous self-disclosures, Simone lets others know they are not alone, that they can be empowered to act, and, perhaps most importantly, there is no shame in mental illness.”
Dr. William A. Raineri, Orthodontist
Fourth Degree Black Belt


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Body Punishment OCD, Addiction, and Finding the Courage to Heal

  • Product Code: Body Punishment OCD, Addiction, and Finding the Courage to Heal
  • Authors: Maggie Lamond Simone
  • ISBN: 978-1-937612-81-8
  • Page: 180
  • Format: TP
  • Language: 1
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