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Can't just stop: An investigation of compulsions

Can't just stop: An investigation of compulsions
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S0004234693 616.8584 Beg
Adult Non Fiction Health & Wellbeing   Griffith . Available .  
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ISBN 9781472140111
Call Number 616.8584 Beg
Author Begley, Sharon 1956-
Title Can't just stop An investigation of compulsions
Place of production London : Robinson, 2017
Notes Do you check your smartphone continuously for messages? Or perhaps do the weekly shop with military precision? Maybe you always ensure the cutlery is perfectly lined up on the table? Compulsion is something most of us have witnessed in daily life. But compulsions exist along a broad continuum, and at the opposite end of these mild forms are life-altering disorders. Sharon Begley's meticulously researched book is the first of its kind to examine the science behind both mild and extreme compulsive behaviour; using fascinating case studies to understand their deeper meaning and reveal the truth about human compulsion - that it is a coping response to varying degrees of anxiety. Through the personal stories of dozens of interviewees exhibiting behaviours such as OCD, hoarding, compulsive acquiring, exercise or even altruism, Begley employs genuine compassion and gives meaningful context to their plight. Along the way she explores the role of compulsion in our fast paced culture, the neuroscience behind it, and strange manifestations of the behaviour throughout history. Can't Just Stop makes compulsion comprehensible and accessible, exploring how we can realistically grapple with it in ourselves and in those we love.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Anxiety disorders
Compulsive behaviour
Anxiety
Genre Health & Wellbeing
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