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

Author: David Adam
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Picador editionView all editions and formats
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David Adam, an editor at Nature and an accomplished science writer, has suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn't Stop is his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences. In this riveting and intimate blend of science, history, and memoir, Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind and explains how they drive millions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Adam
ISBN: 1250083184 9781250083180
OCLC Number: 905685709
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso.
"A Sarah Crichton book."
Description: 324 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Our siege mentality --
Bad thoughts --
The mademoiselle and the rat man --
An emerging obsession --
The OCD family --
Cruel to be kind --
The God obsession --
Animals and other relatives --
Man hands on misery to man --
The runaway brain --
Daddy's little helper --
The helicopter view --
Long live lobotomy --
Politics and prejudice --
A new dimension --
Final thoughts.
Other Titles: Obsessive-compulsive disorder and the true story of a life lost in thought
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David Adam, an editor at Nature and an accomplished science writer, has suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn't Stop is his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences. In this riveting and intimate blend of science, history, and memoir, Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind and explains how they drive millions of us toward obsession and compulsion.

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