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The Book of Phobias and Manias

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The Book of Phobias and Manias Synopsis

A captivating A-Z from the bestselling author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Do you recoil in arachnophobic horror at the sight of a spider - or twitch with nomophobia when you misplace your mobile phone? Do your book-buying habits verge on bibliomania? Perhaps you find yourself mired in indecision and uncertainty? (Would it be reassuring to give this a name: aboulomania?) Our phobias and manias are contradictory and multiple: deeply intimate, yet forged by the times we live in - the commonest form of anxiety disorder, but rarely given a formal diagnosis. Plunge into this rich, surprising and fascinating A-Z compendium to discover how our fixations have taken shape, from pre-history to the present day, as award-winning author Kate Summerscale deftly traces the threads between the past and present, the psychological and social, the personal and the political.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781800813359
Publication date: 22nd September 2022
Author: Kate Summerscale
Publisher: Wellcome Collection an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: Psychology
General and world history
History of ideas
Psychology: emotions
Social, group or collective psychology
History of medicine
Society and Social Sciences
Society and culture: general
Health & Fitness
History of science