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Author Patterson, James, 1947-

Title Med head : my knock-down, drag-out, drugged-up battle with my brain / as told by James Patterson & Hal Friedman ; [introduction by Ellen Hopkins].

Imprint New York : Little Brown & Co., 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Teen Non-Fiction    616.83 PAT    Available
Edition 1st Young Readers ed.
Description xv, 302 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Note "A new edition of James Patterson's 'Against Medical Advice'. Includes bonus features!"--P.[4] of cover.
Includes interviews with Cory Friedman and Cory's father, Hal Friedman.
"First published in hardcover under the title Against Medical Advice in October 2008 by Little, Brown and Company."--T.p. verso.
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.
Subject Friedman, Cory.
Tourette syndrome -- Patients -- Biography.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Patients -- Biography.
Added Author Friedman, Hal.
Added Title Against medical advice
ISBN 9780316076173 (pbk.)
0316076171 (pbk.)

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