Against Medical Advice: One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery

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Little, Brown, Oct 20, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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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. Simply put: Cory Friedman's life was a living hell.

AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE 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. It is a heart-rending story of struggle and triumph with a climax as dramatic as any James Patterson thriller.

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User Review  - Margie Prine - Goodreads

This is a true story of a young boy's life with a debilitating disease. Any parent, teacher, counselor, medical personnel and anyone who has a connection with the life of a child who has depression ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lauriann - Goodreads

I didn't expect to give this five stars. I downloaded it as an audio book from a library website that lately has had a dearth of good titles and my hopes weren't high on this one either. But WOW ... Read full review

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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