The Modern Neurosis Handbook: A Guide to Coping

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Laurel Glen, 2004 - Humor - 143 pages
Forget all the millions of sufferers of severe mental illness - it's time to focus on the I>real majority of the population - those afflicted with various obsessions, phobias, tics, and social anxieties: the very chic, the insanely busy, the urban hip, and even the suburban soccer mom. Although an addiction to reality television shows or weird cocktails may not be on the level of, say, schizophrenia, these are real psychological problems that can affect the quality of life! Therapist and wit Andrea Sarvady is here to help. The Modern Neurosis Handbook is a humorous guide to the small but problematic psychological issues that could only happen in today's fast-paced, self-absorbed society. Sarvady's comic take on contemporary neuroses will have readers choosing laughter over costly psychiatric bills or medication, and will inspire them to diagnose themselves and their friends and families with every imaginable compulsion, phobia, addiction, and obsession.Each ailment features a precise description, a checklist of symptoms, and a pointed treatment plan - all presented with tongue in cheekA satirical field guide to mental maladies from Cell Phone Psychosis to Uncontrollable Channel-Surfing Disorder

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