Summary of Can’t Just Stop
From CAN'T JUST STOP by Sharon Begley. Copyright © 2017 by Sharon Begely. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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Science writer Sharon Begley offers a careful, empathetic compendium of compulsion. While extreme “compulsions,” such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), are so debilitating that the psychiatric community classifies them as mental disorders, they grow from the same seeds as many common coping mechanisms for anxiety. Begley examines compulsions, explains why sufferers “can’t just stop,” and explores psychiatry’s evolving perspectives and discoveries. This readable, compassionate work may prove very useful to those who suffer from anxiety or compulsion and to those who care about them.
About the Author
Boston Globe senior science journalist Sharon Begley co-authored The Emotional Life of Your Brain and wrote the bestseller Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain.
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