The Man Who Couldn't Stop : OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought

By: Adam, David

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324 pages. Multiple copies of this title available. This book is an unread copy. Covers have no creasing or wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. 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. Quantity Available: 3. Category: Self Help & Motivation; ISBN/EAN: 9781447259374. Inventory No: 20050225. Paperback

Title: The Man Who Couldn't Stop : OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought

Author: Adam, David

Categories: Self Help & Motivation,

Publisher: Picador: 2014

ISBN Number: 1447259378

ISBN Number 13: 9781447259374

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: As New

kg: 0.43 kg

Seller ID: 20050225

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