Thursday, September 24, 2009
Not All Who Suffer from OCD Are Mentally Ill
This newly-published book was featured on NBC's "Today" show:
"What would you do if your previously normal child suddenly refused to bathe, burst into fits of rage, slithered along walls and wouldn’t walk out the front door? When Beth Maloney was faced with that situation she fought tooth and nail to reclaim her son, taking on members of the medical establishment who were too quick to label and treat him in a way that only made the symptoms worse. 'Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD' is her account of her remarkable and ultimately triumphant journey."
The boy, Sammy Maloney, was finally diagnosed with a strep infection, which attacked his brain (which is not common), and recovered after being treated with antibiotics.