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

James Patterson

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Hal Friedman, Kevin T. Collins

Length:

5h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:15

Introduction
Introduction

02:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:06


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:59


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:33


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:52


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:50


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:29


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:02


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:12


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:50


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:37


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:27


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:53


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:15


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

01:48


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:48