Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Book Review: Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD by Beth Alison Maloney




Book
: Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD by Beth Alison Maloney

About: A mother writes about her son's experience with hellish Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome-like symptoms and the long road to finding a cause and treatment.

Pros: Quick, engaging read of an interesting and rare medical phenomenon

Cons: No citations, only a selected bibliography. Blurbs are from doctors who treated her son. Maloney seemingly resents the doctors who didn't agree with the eventual diagnosis, while understandable, her negative view of those trying to help but missed the cause, turned me off a bit

Grade
: B

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