The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought

The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought

by David Adam

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250083180
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 163,216
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Adam is a writer and editor at Nature, the world's leading scientific journal. Before that he was a specialist correspondent for The Guardian for seven years, writing on science, medicine, and the environment. In 2006 his piece on carbon offsets was chosen by the Association of British Science Writers as the year's best newspaper feature on a science subject. He has reported from Antarctica, the Arctic, China, and the depths of the Amazon jungle.

Table of Contents

1 Our siege mentality 1

2 Bad thoughts 15

3 The mademoiselle and the Rat Man 39

4 An emerging obsession 61

5 The OCD family 81

6 Cruel to be kind 99

7 The God obsession 113

8 Animals and other relatives 133

9 Man hands on misery to man 151

10 The runaway brain 171

11 Daddy's little helper 189

12 The helicopter view 203

13 Long live lobotomy 221

14 Politics and prejudice 245

15 A new dimension 259

16 Final thoughts 279

Acknowledgements 291

Notes and references 293

Appendices 321

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The Man Who Couldn't Stop : OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop is a really interesting book to digest. It gives a very telling look into the mind of a man suffering from a specific type of mental illness – OCD. The details are very well depicted. It is a hard book to put down. I loved every little bit.
abySB More than 1 year ago
I read a book years ago called The Boy Who Could Not Stop washing. Fascinating. This one I could not get through and threw out since I could not imagine anyone wanting to read it.
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I relate to thus so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is such a touching story i could cry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing just amazing!
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Dont buy it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is nice book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i read this book i really could relate to it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ps you to should read this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a kid and i sometimed think to myself "it would br so easy to jump off of this cliff". I also need every thing to be symmetrical and perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you read the ocd love story that says i wil not stalk tht boy on the front? Its good its really good its super good so is this one. Love heart break. Addicted to it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Karina is a big tradee
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ashley godshall, stop actin gangser. Ik u and ur not gangster ur a nerd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chat anyone email is Kaniyahj@yahoo,com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first time i read the title i thought he couldnt stop master bating or having sex
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wrote back...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who are you!?! And have you read HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!! ;)
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