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Obsessive compulsions : the OCD of everyday life

Gualtieri, C. Thomas2018
Almost everybody has an obsession or feels a compulsion to do something a certain way. Magic numbers, intrusive thoughts, unusual fears and superstitions happen to about four people out of five, but where do these obsessive-compulsive (OC) traits come from? This book explores what they are, why we have them and what we can do about them, through fascinating and highly original insights. Are you a perfectionist, or can you be fussy? Do you like to have control in certain situations? Or are you overly anxious in others? These are all OC traits, and this book looks at their recent increase in human behaviour, and how they are formed in the brain. Showing that these traits are more common in highly educated, intelligent and successful people, it highlights the positive sides of what have previously been seen as negative quirks. Weaving together sections that are anecdotal and humorous, with technical and up-to-date scientific information, this groundbreaking book gives a fascinating introduction into an under-discussed personality type.
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London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.
422 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Great Detectives -- 2.What, If Anything, Is OC? -- 3.The Problem with Types -- 4.The Banana-Man -- 5.The Count -- 6.The Habit System, Oppressed -- 7.Fussy Men and Women -- 8.Dirt Is Good for You -- 9.How to Avoid Death by Poisoning -- 10.Controlling Men -- 11.Amygdalomania -- 12.Brain Control -- 13.Controlling Children -- 14.The Art of Detection -- 15.An Active Mind Is Its Own Reward -- 16.The OC Loop or OC Circuit -- 17.Aspergerites -- 18.Theory of Autism -- 19.Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon -- 20.Indolent Men -- 21.Zero Point Zero -- 22.An Active Mind Can Be Distracting -- 23.The Narcissism Epidemic -- 24.OC and the Future of the Race.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Health and Wellbeing616.85227 GUAOnloan - Due: 01 Mar 2023
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