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The Resource The man who couldn't stop : OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought, David Adam

The man who couldn't stop : OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought, David Adam

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The man who couldn't stop : OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought
Title
The man who couldn't stop
Title remainder
OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought
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David Adam
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man who couldnt stop
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OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought
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eng
Summary
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
Summary
An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us, and living with obsessive compulsive disorder
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autobiography
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10390139
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Adam, David
Dewey number
616.85227
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no index present
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non fiction
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True
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  • Adam, David
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
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adult
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OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought
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The man who couldn't stop : OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought, David Adam
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volume
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text
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000052711854
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24 cm.
Extent
324 pages
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regular print reproduction
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9781447259374
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(paperback)
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The man who couldn't stop : OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought, David Adam
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052711854
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781447259374
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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