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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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
David Adam
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adam, David
Dewey number
616.852270092
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC533
LC item number
.A273 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adam, David
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Label
The man who couldn't stop : OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought, David Adam
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781447259374
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn869787235
  • (OCoLC)869787235
Label
The man who couldn't stop : OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought, David Adam
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781447259374
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn869787235
  • (OCoLC)869787235

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