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The man who couldn't stop : OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought

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  • Running Time: 07:54 hrs
    Narrator: Daniel Philpott
    Recorded Books, 2015
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: Adam, David
    Contributor: W.F. Howes, Ltd.; Philpott, Daniel
    Edition: Unabridged

    David has suffered from OCD for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn't Stop is his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences. What might lead an Ethiopian schoolgirl to eat a wall of her house, piece by piece; or a pair of brothers to die beneath an avalanche of household junk that they had compulsively hoarded? At what point does a harmless idea, a snowflake in a clear summer sky, 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 a book that will challenge the way you think about what is normal, and what is mental illness. Told with fierce clarity, humour and urgent lyricism, this extraordinary book is both the haunting story of a personal nightmare, and a fascinating doorway into the darkest corners of our minds.

    Original Publisher: [Rothley, Leicestershire, England], [Prince Frederick, Md.], W.F. Howes, Ltd., [Distributed by] OneClick Digital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781490645285
    Collection(s)/Series: Mental Health Resources