Against Medical Advice

Against Medical Advice

A True Story

eBook - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Co., 2008
Edition: 1st eBook ed
ISBN: 9780316039659
0316039659
Branch Call Number: eBook
Additional Contributors: Friedman, Hal

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gruessgott Jul 30, 2012

A truly heartwarming story of a loving family's successful 13 year struggle with their son's Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Book written by the boy's father, Hal Friedman and James Patterson.

chris1380 Jan 25, 2012

I felt this book gave the reader a look at the real side of someones life. I think the most important part of the book was it felt real not sugar coated. I found myself understanding and rooting for Cory and his family the whole time.

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porcelainheart87
Jul 10, 2011

While I enjoyed this book and read it fairly quickly, I was a little disappointed with the ending. I know it's a true story so I guess it couldn't be helped, but I expected something miraculous and uplifting to happen. It keeps you hoping and wishing for the boy and then bam, in one and a half pages all your hopes come true, just not how you expected. Still a good book, I'd recommend it.

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jbeckber
Mar 29, 2009

OK read, sad story but not sure how inspiring I found it. Yes Cory's life was difficult, no I would not wish it on anyone, but I didn't think his recovery was so extraordinary nor did the writing elicit any deep feelings.

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