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Med Head

My Knock-down, Drag-out, Drugged-up Battle With My Brain
Patterson, James (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck. From that day forward his life became a hell of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances, and Cory embarked on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist to discover the cause of his disease. Soon it became unclear what tics were symptoms of his disease and what were side effects of the countless combinations of drugs. The only certainty is that it kept getting worse. This is the true story of Cory and his family's decades-long battle for survival in the face of extraordinary difficulties and a maddening medical establishment.
Authors: Patterson, James, 1947-
Uniform Title: Against medical advice
Title: Med head
my knock-down, drag-out, drugged-up battle with my brain
Publisher: New York : Little Brown & Co., 2010
Edition: 1st Young Readers ed
Characteristics: xv, 302 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: as told by James Patterson & Hal Friedman
Notes: "First published in hardcover under the title Against Medical Advice in October 2008 by Little, Brown and Company."--T.p. verso
Includes interviews with Cory Friedman and Cory's father, Hal Friedman
"A new edition of James Patterson's 'Against Medical Advice'. Includes bonus features!"--P.[4] of cover
Summary: Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck. From that day forward his life became a hell of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances, and Cory embarked on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist to discover the cause of his disease. Soon it became unclear what tics were symptoms of his disease and what were side effects of the countless combinations of drugs. The only certainty is that it kept getting worse. This is the true story of Cory and his family's decades-long battle for survival in the face of extraordinary difficulties and a maddening medical establishment.
Additional Contributors: Friedman, Hal
ISBN: 0316076171
9780316076173
Branch Call Number: y 616.83 P317m 2010
Subject Headings: Obsessive-compulsive disorder Patients Biography Juvenile literature Tourette syndrome Patients Biography Juvenile literature Friedman, Cory Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Tourette syndrome
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What if you had an irresistible urge to twitch your head, or bend your body over when you walked, or to call someone you really like something nasty even though you totally don’t want to? What if the medicine you took to solve the problems made things worse? What if 36 drugs later, you were sti... Read More »

The true story of Cory Friedman's struggle with Tourette's syndrome and OCD, as he and his family try to understand his conditions and what will help manage them.


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Sep 02, 2014
  • Haven04 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is an incredible story, I highly recommend it. Kept me entertained throughout the whole book.

Feb 25, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Wow! Heart wrenching and inspiring! The father's closing remarks brought tears to my eyes.

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