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Hot on the heels of the wildly successful The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have comes The Paranoid's Pocket Guide to Mental Disorders You Can Just Feel Coming On, Dennis DiClaudio's hilarious look at fifty disturbingly familiar maladies you just know are buried deep in your psyche. This inspired new collection profiles the most nerve-wracking, harebrained, loopy, life-threatening and totally out-there mental disorders you could imagine--and some you could never imagine.

 

With complete descriptions of the symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, and treatment for psychosis, this book could convince even the most rational readers that something--or someone--is out to get them. From the slightly odd Stendhal Syndrome (the fear of artwork) to the mentally debilitating Athazagagoraphobia (the feeling that you've forgotten something important) and the downright bizarre Windigo Psychosis (the belief that you are a wild and ravenous monster), The Paranoid's Pocket Guide to Mental Illnesses You Can Just Feel Coming On is a fascinating compendium of psychological illnesses for all of us to fret and agonize over.

Book News Annotation:

Diclaudio, whose credits include toiling for years as a medical editor, strongly denies any claim to this being a serious text and proves it over and over in his hilarious narratives and descriptions of such sad cases as "Taijin Kyofusho," which includes fear of one's own body odor; scrupulosity, which includes obsessive-compulsive religiousness intended to eradicate sin; shared psychotic disorder, in which things get a little too friendly; and pica, in which munching on garbage or worse figures prominently. Anything sound familiar?
Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Diclaudio, whose credits include toiling for years as a medical editor, strongly denies any claim to this being a serious text and proves it over and over in his hilarious narratives and descriptions of such sad cases as "Taijin Kyofusho," which includes fear of one's own body odor; scrupulosity, which includes obsessive-compulsive religiousness intended to eradicate sin; shared psychotic disorder, in which things get a little too friendly; and pica, in which munching on garbage or worse figures prominently. Anything sound familiar? Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

With complete descriptions of the symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, and treatment for psychosis, this book could convince even the most rational readers that something--or someone--is out to get them.

About the Author

Dennis DiClaudio is an editor in the Infectious Disease Department of Elsevier, a renowned medical publisher, and a humor writer. He is the author of The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have. His short pieces have been published in a number of journals, including Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He lives in Philadelphia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596912700
Author:
Diclaudio, Dennis
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw illustrations throughout
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.67 x 4.07 x 0.725 in

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