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Saving Sammy : curing the boy who caught OCD

Author: Beth Alison Maloney
Publisher: New York : Crown Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The summer before entering sixth grade, Sammy, a bright and charming boy, suddenly began to exhibit disturbing behaviors. His mother, Beth, already overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising three sons alone, watched helplessly as her middle child descended into madness. Sammy was soon diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and later with Tourette syndrome. Unwilling to accept the prognosis of lifelong  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Sammy Maloney; Beth Alison Maloney
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Alison Maloney
ISBN: 9780307461834 0307461831
OCLC Number: 316029366
Awards: Commended for Books for a Better Life (Childcare/Parenting) 2009
Description: viii, 260 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Dear Dr. Geller --
Eyes shut tight --
Into the woods --
The runaway --
Diagnosis --
Fall --
Winter --
Spring --
Colony Beach --
PANDAS --
Gone again --
Inside looking out --
Stomach ulcers --
The angel came --
Cuckoo's nest --
Irresistible prejudice --
The nonbelievers --
New year --
A fragile balance --
Life begins again --
After.
Responsibility: Beth Alison Maloney.
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The summer before entering sixth grade, Sammy, a bright and charming boy, suddenly began to exhibit disturbing behaviors. His mother, Beth, already overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising three sons alone, watched helplessly as her middle child descended into madness. Sammy was soon diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and later with Tourette syndrome. Unwilling to accept the prognosis of lifelong mental illness and repeated hospitalizations, Beth fought to uncover the cause. Her quest took her to the center of the medical community's raging debate about whether mental illness can be caused by infection. With the battle lines firmly drawn, Beth searched until she found two cutting-edge doctors who answered that question with a definitive yes. Together, they cured Sammy. This book is part manifesto, part medical mystery, but is finally the empowering story of a mother's determination to save her son, take on the medical establishment--and win.--From publisher description.

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