Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions

Using fascinating personal stories, Sharon Begley explains the science of compulsive behavior and the deeper meanings behind it. Whether mild, such as hanging your tea towels in a very specific way, or extreme, such as OCD and hoarding, compulsion is a coping response to varying degrees of anxiety. Can’t Just Stop makes compulsions comprehensible and accessible, and explores how we can realistically deal with them, both in ourselves and in those we love.

Festival: Spotlight Health 2017

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