The Man Who Couldn’t Stop : The Truth About OCD
by David Adam
Editor: Pan MacMillan
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A Sunday Times best-seller Have you ever had a strange urge to jump out of a tall building, or drive your car in the opposite direction of traffic?You are not aloneIn this captivating fusion of science, history and personal memories, writer David Adam explores the strange thoughts that exist in every spirit, and how they lead millions of us to obsessions and compulsions.David has suffered from OCD for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn’t Stop is his honest attempt to understand the state and his experiences.What could cause an Ethiopian girl in a schoolgirl’s home to eat a wall of her house, piece by piece; or a pair of brothers to die under an avalanche of unwanted household that they had constantly confronted.From how harmless an idea, a snowflake in a clear summer sky, become a blizzard blinding undesirable thoughtsBuilding on the latest brain research, as well as a history of patient accounts and treatments, it is a book that will challenge the way you think about what is normal, and what is mental illness.Told to the bright clarity, humor and urgency of lyricism, this extraordinary book is both the haunting story of a personal nightmare, and a fascinating doorway into the darkest corners of our mind.
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