The Man Who Couldn't Stop

Author: David Adam

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144726178X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9209


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.

The Man who Couldn't Stop Thinking

Author: Timothy Balding

Publisher: Upper West Side Philosophers Incorporated

ISBN: 9781935830658

Category:

Page: 274

View: 5564


"Previously published under the title Homo conscius: a novel."

The Man Who Couldn't Eat

Author: Jon Reiner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439192464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 313

View: 1686


"Based on his Esquire magazine article, The man who couldn't eat is the very personal journey of Jon Reiner's struggle with chronic illness"--Provided by publisher.

The Man who Wouldn't Say No

Author: Albert Lebowitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lawyers

Page: 244

View: 9229


A midwestern lawyer becomes unanchored by the death of his wife and decides to do only what other people tell him to do.

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder Casebook

Author: John H. Greist,James W. Jefferson

Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 9653


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Casebook (Revised Edition) presents 60 case histories of OCD. Each case offers a discussion by the author and editors regarding their opinion on each diagnosis. This book will be useful to psychiatric residents because it provides examples of the many kinds of obsessions they will encounter in practice.