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Torn Apart

Torn Apart

(2008)
The Heartbreaking Story of a Childhood Lost
(Against Medical Advice / Med Head)
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Cory Friedman was an ordinary fun-loving little boy. That fateful March morning in 1989 started just like any other but later that day, he started to feel very different and the course of his life was set to change. It started with an irresistible urge to shake his head, and before long, his body became a volatile, explosive and unpredictable force. Overtaken by physical urges, tics and compulsions, the bright young boy started to feel and look like a puppet on a string. Cory had developed a rare combination of Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorder and other neurological conditions. The life he knew had been torn apart and his family was left watching him suffer. Desperate to help and hopeful of a cure, they embarked on a fifteen year plight which took them beyond breaking point.Cory was seen by thirteen doctors who in total prescribed sixty potent medicines. He was mistakenly sent to a psychiatric ward and on the brink of utter despair, he and his family decided to try a form of intervention that had never been tried in cases such as Cory's: he was sent to a wilderness survival camp in a bitter, unforgiving snowy Utah winter.

This felt like their final chance. Throughout his young life, Cory struggled to have the same childhood and adolescence as his friends. From time to time an overwhelming anger and frustration overcame him when one doctor after another and an unprecedented number of medicines continually failed him. Still, throughout it all, Cory battled against the extraordinary events that were unfolding, and would take him on one of the most terrifying personal journeys ever recorded. "Torn Apart" is a true story of one family's courage, heartbreak, sacrifice and ultimately, triumph.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2010 : USA Library Binding
Title: Med Head: My Knock-Down, Drag-Out, Drugged-Up Battle With My Brain (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN: 0-606-14538-9 / 978-0-606-14538-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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October 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Against Medical Advice: One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery
Author(s): James Patterson, Hal Friedman
ISBN: 0-316-02504-6 / 978-0-316-02504-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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October 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Against Medical Advice: A True Story
Author(s): James Patterson, Hal Friedman, Cory Friedman
ISBN: 0-316-02475-9 / 978-0-316-02475-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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September 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: Torn Apart: The Heartbreaking Story of a Childhood Lost
Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN: 1-84605-402-8 / 978-1-84605-402-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Against Medical Advice
Author(s): James Patterson, Hal Friedman
ISBN: 0-7394-9908-4 / 978-0-7394-9908-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
Availability: Amazon   

Paperback Editions

April 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Med Head: My Knock-down, Drag-out, Drugged-up Battle with My Brain
Author(s): James Patterson, Hal Friedman
ISBN: 0-316-07617-1 / 978-0-316-07617-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: jimmy patterson
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Against Medical Advice
Author(s): James Patterson, Hal Friedman
ISBN: 0-446-50524-2 / 978-0-446-50524-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Torn Apart: The True Story of a Childhood Lost
Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN: 0-09-952284-5 / 978-0-09-952284-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Torn Apart: The True Story of a Childhood Lost
Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN: 0-09-953892-X / 978-0-09-953892-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Torn Apart: The Heartbreaking Story of a Childhood Lost
Author(s): James Patterson, Hal Friedman
ISBN: 1-84605-403-6 / 978-1-84605-403-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Audio Editions

October 2014 : UK Audio CD
Title: Torn Apart
Author(s): James Patterson, Hal Friedman
ISBN: 1-4450-4557-5 / 978-1-4450-4557-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Against Medical Advice: One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery
Author(s): James Patterson, Hal Friedman
ISBN: 1-60024-662-1 / 978-1-60024-662-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
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January 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Torn Apart
Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN: 0-7531-3963-4 / 978-0-7531-3963-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: Torn Apart
Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN: 0-7531-3964-2 / 978-0-7531-3964-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Against Medical Advice: One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery
Author(s): James Patterson, Hal Friedman
ISBN: 1-60024-365-7 / 978-1-60024-365-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: James Patterson -Young Readers
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: Against Medical Advice: One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery
Author(s): James Patterson, Hal Friedman
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

October 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Against Medical Adv (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Hal Friedman, James Patterson
ISBN: 1-4159-5421-6 / 978-1-4159-5421-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2008 : UK Audio CD
Title: Torn Apart: The Heartbreaking Story of a Childhood Lost
Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN: 1-84657-145-6 / 978-1-84657-145-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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September 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Against Medical Advice: A True Story
Author(s): James;Friedman, Hal Patterson
ISBN: 1-60024-363-0 / 978-1-60024-363-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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August 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: Torn Apart: The Heartbreaking Story of a Childhood Lost
Author(s): James Patterson
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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August 2008 : UK Audio edition
Title: Torn Apart: The Heartbreaking Story of a Childhood Lost
Author(s): James Patterson
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: MedHead: My Knock-down, Drag-out, Drugged-up Battle with My Brain
Author(s): James Patterson, Hal Friedman
Publisher: jimmy patterson
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Against Medical Advice: One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery
Author(s): James Patterson, Hal Friedman, Cory Friedman
Publisher: jimmy patterson
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