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Damián Ruiz

Freeing the monkey, saving the princess

by Damián Ruiz

Freeing the monkey, saving the princess

Damián Ruiz

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In Freeing the monkey, saving the princess, psychologist Damián Ruiz explores the root of obsessive disorders and discusses treatment strategies.

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Freeing the monkey, saving the princess

by Damián Ruiz

Freeing the monkey, saving the princess

Damián Ruiz

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Obsessive disorders are some of the most mischaracterized yet debilitating mental health issues. They can affect the mind, body, and one's actions and routines. An obsessive disorder might entail individuals repeating the same thought or action, while an obsessive-compulsive disorder is when an individual uses a ritual or compulsion to nullify recurring, unpleasant negative thoughts.

Using the AFOP method – Drive Focalization and Activation – that he developed, psychologist Damián Ruiz has helped numerous patients recover from obsessive disorders, in effect 'freeing the monkey,' or their natural intuition and human impulses. In his book Freeing the monkey, saving the princess, Ruiz discusses the pathology of obsessive disorders and provides a hopeful outlook for treatment.

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"In most obsessive-compulsive cases, our logos (reason), the cerebral cortex, has nullified our internal primate. This is as we've seen before essentially blocking the most substantial part of our genetic configuration."

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