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Author Adam, David, 1972- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    616.8522 ADA    Available
Edition First American edition.
Description 324 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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.
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 ... 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.
Subject Adam, David, 1972-
Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Anecdotes.
Added Title OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought
ISBN 9780374223953

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