The Man Who Couldn't Stop

The Man Who Couldn't Stop

OCD and the True Story of A Life Lost in Thought

Book - 2015
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"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 ... fusion of science, history, and memoir, [science editor and writer] David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind and explains how they drive millions of us toward obsession and compulsion"--Dust jacket flap
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780374223953
Branch Call Number: 616.8522 Adam 2014
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 22 cm


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May 09, 2015

If you are like most people you probably think OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is funny; if so this book is for you. Also, this book is definitely for sufferers of OCD who will be relieved to know that they are in good company.
David Adam has written a clinical yet human story of his battle with OCD and the result is a very well-written account of the condition. One telling comment he makes is when he describes OCD as comparable to dragging a mental sea anchor around all the time. Not a light read by any means but a worthwhile one.

Mar 15, 2015

Slow to get hooked into this and admittedly still reading it, but so far seems more like an autobiography or memoir than a description of the science behind this label or as a how to deal with this challenge.


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