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The Resource The man who couldn't stop : the truth about OCD, David Adam

The man who couldn't stop : the truth about OCD, David Adam

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The man who couldn't stop : the truth about OCD
Title
The man who couldn't stop
Title remainder
the truth about OCD
Statement of responsibility
David Adam
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Sunday Times Bestseller Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building, or steer your car into oncoming traffic? You are not alone. In this captivating fusion of science, history and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind, and how they drive millions of us towards obsessions and compulsions. David has suffered from OCD for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn't Stop is his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences. What might lead an Ethiopian schoolgirl to eat a wall of her house, piece by piece; or a pair of brothers to die beneath an avalanche of household junk that they had compulsively hoarded? At what point does a harmless idea, a snowflake in a clear summer sky, become a blinding blizzard of unwanted thoughts? Drawing on the latest research on the brain, as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, this is a book that will challenge the way you think about what is normal, and what is mental illness. Told with fierce clarity, humour and urgent lyricism, this extraordinary book is both the haunting story of a personal nightmare, and a fascinating doorway into the darkest corners of our minds
Biography type
autobiography
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1972-
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Adam, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Psychology
  • Mental health
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Target audience
adult
Label
The man who couldn't stop : the truth about OCD, David Adam
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardback: Picador, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-319)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1984811
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781447277682
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The man who couldn't stop : the truth about OCD, David Adam
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardback: Picador, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-319)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1984811
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781447277682
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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