Med head: my knock-down, drag-out, drugged-up battle with my brain

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Discover the story of one teenager's struggles with OCD and Tourette's Syndrome-and how he was able to overcome extraordinary setbacks. Cory Friedman knows how it feels to have a body that won't stop moving, to be really different from everyone else, to be made fun of every day, to be totally reckless, to never relax, to be shut out of everything, to break free and take control. James Patterson's Against Medical Advice riveted adults with the page-turning drama of one teenager's courage, sacrifice, and triumph in confronting an agonizing medical condition. Now this deeply personal account of Cory Friedman's intense struggles with Tourette's Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-as well as depression, anxiety, and alcohol addiction-is available for teen readers.
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Grouping Title med head my knock down drag out drugged up battle with my brain
Grouping Author patterson james
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display_description 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.
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subject_facet Friedman, Cory, Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Patients -- Biography, Obsessive-compulsive disorder. -- Biography -- Patients, Tourette syndrome -- Patients -- Biography, Tourette syndrome. -- Biography -- Patients
title_display Med head : my knock-down, drag-out, drugged-up battle with my brain
title_full Med head : my knock-down, drag-out, drugged-up battle with my brain / as told by James Patterson & Hal Friedman, MedHead My Knock-down, Drag-out, Drugged-up Battle with My Brain
title_short Med head :
title_sub my knock-down, drag-out, drugged-up battle with my brain
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Friedman, Cory, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Patients, Tourette syndrome, Young Adult Nonfiction