The Modern Neurosis Handbook: A Guide to Coping

Overview

Forget all the millions of sufferers of severe mental illness - it's time to focus on the real majority of the population - those afflicted with various obsessions, phobias, tics, and social anxieties: the very chic, the insanely busy, the urban hip, and even the suburban soccer mom. Although an addiction to reality television shows or weird cocktails may not be on the level of, say, schizophrenia, these are real psychological problems that can affect the quality of life!

...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (37) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $2.49   
  • Used (31) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 5 of 6
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$2.49
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(1819)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
1592231721 BRAND NEW. A portion of your purchase of this book will be donated to non-profit organizations. We are a tested and proven company with over 900,000 satisfied ... customers since 1997. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Nashua, NH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$2.57
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(21)

Condition: New
New SAVE $$$-DISCOUNTED SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF 2 OR MORE BOOKS! New old stock. (Bought out book store. ) Fast and careful shipping with free tracking!

Ships from: Round Rock, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$8.50
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(1615)

Condition: New
New

Ships from: Fort Worth, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$10.95
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(8)

Condition: New
Zingone, Robin 2004 Trade paperback New. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. 'Andrea Sarvady' Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 143 p. Contains: Illustrations. ... Audience: General/trade. AUTOGRAPHED! ! NEW, NEVER READ! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Franklin, NC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$45.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(162)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 5 of 6
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Forget all the millions of sufferers of severe mental illness - it's time to focus on the real majority of the population - those afflicted with various obsessions, phobias, tics, and social anxieties: the very chic, the insanely busy, the urban hip, and even the suburban soccer mom. Although an addiction to reality television shows or weird cocktails may not be on the level of, say, schizophrenia, these are real psychological problems that can affect the quality of life!

Therapist and wit Andrea Sarvady is here to help. The Modern Neurosis Handbook is a humorous guide to the small but problematic psychological issues that could only happen in today's fast-paced, self-absorbed society. Sarvady's comic take on contemporary neuroses will have readers choosing laughter over costly psychiatric bills or medication, and will inspire them to diagnose themselves and their friends and families with every imaginable compulsion, phobia, addiction, and obsession.

Each ailment features a precise description, a checklist of symptoms, and a pointed treatment plan - all presented with tongue in cheek

A satirical field guide to mental maladies from Cell Phone Psychosis to Uncontrollable Channel-Surfing Disorder

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592231720
  • Publisher: Laurel Glen Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/9/2004
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Part i Compulsions
Large Automobile Acquisition Compulsion (a.k.a. SUV Syndrome) 13
E-mail Forwarding Compulsion 16
Tattoo Acquisition Compulsion 18
Inappropriately Youthful Clothing Compulsion 21
Permanently Plugged-In Compulsion 24
Personal Disclosures to Strangers Compulsion 28
Part ii Phobias
Family Reunion Phobia 33
Geographical Phobia 36
Type A Fear of the Coasts
Type B Fear of the Vast Middle
Signs of Aging Phobia (a.k.a. Cher Syndrome) 40
Home Renovation Phobia 42
Part iii Obsessions
Marriage Obsession 47
Type A Marriage Attainment
Type B Marriage Avoidance
Health Regimen Discussion Obsession 50
Celebrity-Watching Obsession 53
Media-Influenced Health Obsession 55
First Baby Obsession 57
Catalog-Flipping Obsession 59
Part iv Delusions
Arrogant Road-Owner Delusion 65
"I'm Parenting a Special Child" Delusion 68
Amateur Therapist Delusion 71
Weekend Warrior Delusion 73
Pets Are People Too Delusion 75
"I'm a Great Boss" Delusion 78
Part v Sleep Disorders
Day Gone Wrong Insomnia 83
New Baby Narcolepsy 85
Embarrassing Dreams Anxiety Disorder 87
Part vi Addictions
Weird Drink Addiction 91
Miracle Food Addiction 94
Reality Television Show Addiction 97
Personal Video Recorder Addiction 100
eBay Addiction 103
High Fidelity Addiction 105
Part vii Mood and Identity Disorders
Bipolar Neat/Messy Cycle Disorder 109
Supermarket Acting-Out Disorder 112
Multitasking Attention-Deficit Disorder 114
Job Description Confusion Disorder 116
Too Much Personality Disorder 119
"Been There, Done That" Disorder 122
Uncontrollable Channel-Surfing Disorder 124
Inappropriate Gift Selection Disorder 127
Part viii Dating Dysfunctions
Interesting Date Planning Dysfunction 133
Premature Relationship Dysfunction 136
Gaydar Dysfunction 138
"I Can Get That Hottie" Dysfunction 141
About the Author and the Illustrator 144
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2007

    You will find all your friends in here!!!

    Very funny little book. Great for girlfriends to pass around and identify all the personality quirks we all have. This was a scream as a gag gift.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)