The Resource The man who couldn't stop, OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought, David Adam, (electronic resource)

The man who couldn't stop, OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought, David Adam, (electronic resource)

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The man who couldn't stop, OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought
Title
The man who couldn't stop
Title number
OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought
Statement of responsibility
David Adam
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Language
eng
Summary
This book offers an intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us and what it means to live with obsessive compulsive disorder. 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 captivating fusion of science, history and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind, and how they drive millions of us towards obsessions and compulsions. 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
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Midwest
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Adam, David
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other
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Read by Daniel Philpott
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  • Philpott, Daniel
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Self Help
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adult
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The man who couldn't stop, OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought, David Adam, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 54 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781490645285
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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rdamedia
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digital.
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13537759
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MWT13537759
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Label
The man who couldn't stop, OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought, David Adam, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 54 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490645285
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13537759
Publisher number
MWT13537759
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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