skip to content
Can't just stop : an investigation of compulsions Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Can't just stop : an investigation of compulsions

Author: Sharon Begley
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Mild compulsions, such as shopping with military precision or hanging the tea towels just so, are something most of us have witnessed, or even engaged in. But compulsions exist along a broad continuum, and at the extremes there exist life-altering disorders. Sharon Begley's meticulously researched book is the first to examine all of these behaviors together--from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to hoarding, to  Read more...
You are not connected to the Oklahoma Department of Libraries network. Access to online content and services may require you to authenticate with your library. Log in for remote access
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

Genre/Form: Popular works
Popular Works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Begley, Sharon, 1956- author.
Can't just stop
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
(DLC) 2016029889
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Begley
ISBN: 9781476725826 1476725829
OCLC Number: 952470012
Description: vi, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What is a compulsion? --
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or, Is Fred in the refrigerator? --
From blood in a snowbank to a career in Hollywood --
In the shadow of OCD: carrying conscientiousness too far --
Video games --
Smartphones and the Web --
Compulsions past --
Compulsive hoarding --
I'll take two, or, compulsive acquiring --
Compelled to do good --
The compulsive brain.
Responsibility: Sharon Begley.

Abstract:

"Mild compulsions, such as shopping with military precision or hanging the tea towels just so, are something most of us have witnessed, or even engaged in. But compulsions exist along a broad continuum, and at the extremes there exist life-altering disorders. Sharon Begley's meticulously researched book is the first to examine all of these behaviors together--from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to hoarding, to compulsive exercise, even compulsions to do good. They may look profoundly different, but these behaviors are all ways of coping with varying degrees of anxiety. With a focus on the personal stories of dozens of interviewees, Begley compassionately explores the role of compulsion in our fast-paced culture and the strange manifestations of this very human behavior 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."--Jacket.
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.