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The Man Who Couldn't Stop | [David Adam]

The Man Who Couldn't Stop

In this captivating fusion of science and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind. David has suffered from OCD for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn’t Stop is his honest attempt to understand the condition. At what point does a harmless idea 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 an audiobook that will challenge the way you think.
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Publisher's Summary

In this captivating fusion of science and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind. David has suffered from OCD for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn’t Stop is his honest attempt to understand the condition. At what point does a harmless idea 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 an audiobook that will challenge the way you think about what is normal, and what is mental illness.

©2014 David Adam (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Superb... A brave and helpful contribution to deepening our understanding of the intricate complexities of mental ill-health." (The Times)

"Combines a scientific account of OCD from ancient times to the most recent research with passages of tenderly written memoir." (Telegraph)

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    "Amazing look into the mind of OCD"

    Really enjoyed this book. Great balance of history of mental illness of this nature with personal experience. Definitely recommend this read to anyone who is curious about this condition. I didn't expect a book of this nature to be so difficult to put down...but I was intrigued cover to cover.

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    This book brilliantly uses a rich and personal account to educate the listener about OCD - both what it is, and what it is not. It's a really balanced perspective, helpful both to myself as a Trainee Clinical Psychologist and I'd imagine to listeners who themselves are experiencing challenges associated with obsessive and compulsive symptoms.

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