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Against Medical Advice

One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery

By James Patterson & Hal Friedman
Narrated by Kevin T. Collins / 5 hours 13 minutes

Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to shake his head and his life was never the same again. From that day forward his life became a hell of uncontrollable tics, urges, and involuntary utterances. Eventually he is diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive disorder, and Cory embarks on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist, enduring countless combinations of medications in wildly varying doses. Soon it becomes unclear what tics are symptoms of his disease and what are side effects of the drugs. The only certainty is that it kept getting worse. Despite his lack of control, Cory is aware of every embarrassing movement, and sensitive to every person's reaction to his often aggravating presence. Simply put: Cory Friedman's life is 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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Author &
Narrator Kevin T. Collins
ISBN 9781600243660
Length 5 hours 13 minutes
Language English
Publisher Hachette Audio
Publication Date
Abridged No
Libro.fm Rank #109,462 Overall
Genre Rank #4,711 in Science
 

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