The Man Who Couldn’t Stop, Mini Review

The Man Who Couldn’t Stop by David Adam

5 of 5 stars

OCD is a disorder that is widely heard of, but very seldom known about. Many people think a strong desire for order and cleanliness are what defines OCD, but in reality it is much more than that. In order to cut through the misconceptions the author David Adam presents the real story of OCD. A story that he is suited to tell because he is afflicted by it. However, this in not just an OCD themed memoir, Adam puts his journalistic skills to work and unearths OCD as a disorder. He tells the stories, often tragic, of those who have suffered over the years, and he lets the reader know what it’s really like to live with the condition. He cites good science throughout the book and finally sheds light on a disorder that is all too often kept in the dark. This book is recommended for anyone who has an interest in psychology, or those who just want to know more about OCD.


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