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Saving Sammy

Saving Sammy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Maloney, Beth Alison

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The summer before entering sixth grade, Sammy, a bright and charming boy who lived on the coast of Maine, suddenly began to exhibit disturbing behavior. He walked and ate with his eyes shut, refused to bathe, burst into fits of rage, slithered against walls, and used his limbs in...stead of his hands to touch light switches, doorknobs, and faucets. Sammy's mother, Beth, already coping with the overwhelming 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 doctors' prognoses for lifelong mental illness and repeated hospitalizations, Beth fought to uncover what was causing this decline. Racing against time as Sammy slipped further from reality, Beth's 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. Five years later, he remains symptom free. Driven by her desire to help others, Beth Maloney has infused every page of this triumphant journey with heart and passion. An important story, Saving Sammy is part manifesto, part medical mystery, but is at its heart the empowering and inspiring story of a mother's determination to save her son, take on the medical establishment-and win. From the Hardcover edition.
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ISBN 9780307461841
Released NZ 15 Jan 2011
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780307461841
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Three Rivers Press
Released 15 Jan 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Maloney, Beth Alison
Category Biography & Autobiography
Physiological & Neuro-Psychology
Paediatric Medicine
Psychiatry
Child Care & Upbringing: Advice
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 616.8522
Weight 210g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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