Compulsive Acts: A Psychiatrist's Tales of Ritual and Obsession (Paperback)
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Compulsive Acts: A Psychiatrist's Tales of Ritual and Obsession (Paperback)

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Paperback 191 Pages / Published: 13/03/2009
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In this compelling book, we meet a man who can't let anyone get within a certain distance of his nose, two kleptomaniacs from very different walks of life, an Internet addict who chooses virtual life over real life, a professor with a dangerous gambling habit, and others with equally debilitating compulsive conditions. Writing with compassion, humor, and a deft literary touch, Elias Aboujaoude, an expert on obsessive compulsive disorder and behavioral addictions, tells stories inspired by memorable patients he has treated, taking us from initial contact through the stages of the doctor-patient relationship.Into these interconnected vignettes Aboujaoude weaves his own personal experiences while presenting up-to-date, accessible medical information. Rich in both meaning and symbolism, "Compulsive Acts" is a journey of personal growth and hope that illuminates a fascinating yet troubling dimension of human experience as it explores a group of potentially disabling conditions that are too often suffered in silence and isolation.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520259850
Number of pages: 191
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 16 mm

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