Ticked: a medical miracle, a friendship, and the weird world of Tourette syndrome

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When Jeff Matovic burst into the office of Dr. Robert Maciunas, he had very few options left. Matovic had suffered for years from Tourette Syndrome, his full-body spasms and outbursts getting progressively worse, to the point that he saw suicide as a viable option. Drugs, physical therapy, prayer--nothing was working. But Dr. Maciunas was a pioneer in deep brain stimulation (DBS), a new therapy that had worked to correct other brain disorders. Could it fix Matovic's Tourette's? All Matovic had to do was convince Dr. Maciunas that he was a perfect candidate for the procedure. That, and have several electrical leads--a "brain pacemaker"--implanted into his skull. Author Jim Fussell is uniquely qualified to tell Matovic's story--he suffers from Tourette Syndrome as well. Fussell's job as a feature writer for the Kansas City Star brought him in contact with Oprah Winfrey, who first told him about Jeff Matovic, the "Miracle Man." As Fussell learned about Matovic's remarkable journey, he vowed to seek him out. This is their story.
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display_description "An inspirational tale of personal struggle with and triumph over Tourette syndrome, this is the story of Jeff Matovic and the radical treatment he sought to cure himself. After suffering from Tourette's for years--with his tics and outbursts getting progressively worse and with no results coming from drugs or physical or spiritual therapy--Jeff was able to convince his doctors and his insurance company to try a risky deep brain stimulation treatment, a surgery that involves the implantation of a pacemaker for the brain into his skull. Penned by a journalist who is also afflicted with Tourette's, this is the incredible story of a friendship that blossomed under their common experiences with this bizarre brain disorder. A complete discussion of the latest medical research of and treatments for Tourette's, written in accessible and easy-to-understand terminology, is also included"--
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subject_facet Fussell, James A. -- Health
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title_display Ticked : a medical miracle, a friendship, and the weird world of Tourette syndrome
title_full Ticked : a medical miracle, a friendship, and the weird world of Tourette syndrome / James A. Fussell and Jeffrey P. Matovic ; foreword by Jeff Foxworthy
Ticked A Medical Miracle, a Friendship, and the Weird World of Tourette Syndrome
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title_sub a medical miracle, a friendship, and the weird world of Tourette syndrome
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Health & Fitness
Matovic, Jeffrey P
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Tourette syndrome