[Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion] EBOOK/EPUB


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  • Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion
  • Amy S. Wilensky
  • English
  • 09 December 2020
  • 9781847390158

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Free read Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion Summary ↠ Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Amy S. Wilensky Tragic and comic Passing for Normal is compelling memoir of a young woman’s struggle to come terms with a life plagued with irrational behaviour and how she survived a childhood devastated by one of the most misunderstood medical conditions “Affecting gripping no matter what form the reader’s own struggles for acceptance may have taken there’s a heartbreaking poignancy in Wilensky’s story” EL. A well written memoir about a woman coming to terms with a dual diagnosis of both Tourette Syndrome and OCD as she details their early presence in her life and the frustration and worry these undiagnosed conditions caused her throughout her life from about the age of 11 Passing for Normal is a solid story of gradual self acceptance Amy Wilensky details her late childhood and adolescence a time awkward enough on its own but particularly difficult when your body is even out of control with tics and compulsions and how these uncontrollable behaviors affected her relationships with family and friends A good memoir and an important voice for females to have representation in a book about Tourettes 4 stars Who Was Seabiscuit? young woman’s struggle to come terms with a life plagued with irrational behaviour and how she survived a childhood devastated by one of the most misunderstood medical conditions “Affecting gripping no matter what form the reader’s own struggles for acceptance may have taken there’s a heartbreaking poignancy in Wilensky’s story” EL. A well written memoir about a woman coming to terms with a dual diagnosis of both Tourette Syndrome and OCD as she details their early presence in her life and the frustration and worry these undiagnosed conditions caused her throughout her life from about the age of 11 Passing for Normal is a solid story of gradual self acceptance Amy Wilensky details her late childhood and adolescence a time awkward enough on its own but particularly difficult when My Big Book of Sewing your body is even out of control with tics and compulsions and how these uncontrollable behaviors affected her relationships with family and friends A good memoir and an important voice for females to have representation in a book about Tourettes 4 stars

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Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion

Free read Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion Summary ↠ Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Amy S. Wilensky A gripping memoir of a young girl’s struggle with Tourette’s syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder It began the summer Amy was eight years old A pretty high achieving young girl she watched in horror as her body began to twitch and jerk Soon these explosive tics were joined by baffling rituals that dominated her life Amy’s fears and compulsions ranged from terror of odd numbers to love of multi. This is the first book I ve read where I felt an extremely strong sense of d j vu like I was reading a memoir about my own life It is honestly the best book I ve encountered that explains what it is like to have Tourette s Syndrome with the added bonus that it is from the point of view of a woman take a look at the gender distribution of authors who have written about TS and you ll see what I mean The descriptions are nuanced and debunk standard stereotypes for example only about 10% of people with TS have coprolalia or tics that involve saying taboo words Wilensky does not limit herself to describing tics but also sketches out some lesser known symptoms repetitive thinking in loops the loss of certain kinds of impulse control for example impulses to spontaneously brush against do not touch signs not to mention comorbid disorders like OCD There are many peculiarities about TS that in my opinion make it a fascinating disorder For example my tics go away completely when I play music I have also heard the disorder can be connected to sensory sensitivity which is borne out in my own experience Obviously the exact way TS manifests is very personal but I was extremely moved to see Wilensky describe certain symptoms I have experienced that I have literally not seen described in any other bookI would love to see books about TS especially ones written by diverse authors with less privilege along other axes In the meantime the memoir by Wilensky is a great place to start to learn about this uirky disorder

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Free read Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion Summary ↠ Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Amy S. Wilensky Ples of six; from denying herself water to stockpiling rotting food from obsessively needing to touch wood to balancing on the edge of subway platforms Constantly trying to “pass for normal” her increasingly bizarre behaviour isolated her from friends and drove her family to distraction Everyday events become torture Unable to function normally in the outside world Amy become a virtual recluseBy turns. This was an amazing non fiction piece by someone who lives with Tourette s Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder The reason I chose to read it was because I wanted to read about a female s experience living with OCD It turns out that the parallels are amazing between the writer and myself It was encouraging to read that I m not the only one I know who obsesses over the silliest things or has to do one thing over and over until I am satisfied with it I highly recommend this book to anyone who has Tourette s by itself or OCD by itself


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    [Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion] EBOOK/EPUB This memoirPassing for Normal written by Amy Wilensky is a very thorough description of what life is like for a person living with Tourettes Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Ms Wilensky begins her memoir with helpful definitions of both Tourettes Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD She defin

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    [Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion] EBOOK/EPUB Summary ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Amy S. Wilensky Amy S. Wilensky ´ 5 Free download This is the first book I’ve read where I felt an extremely strong sense of déjà vu like I was reading a memoir about my own life It is honestly the best book I’ve encountered that explains what it is like to have Tourette's Syndrome with the added bonus that it is from the point of view of a woman take a look at the gender distribution of authors who have written about TS and you’ll see what I mean The descriptions are nu

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    [Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion] EBOOK/EPUB I chose this book because I am in the same boat I also have TS and OCD and some other fun stuff thrown in the mix So I'm glad somebody wrote this book Sometimes I related to her; sometimes I didn't That's life I love it that she put herself out there It's something that's not easy to describe

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    Free read Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion [Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion] EBOOK/EPUB Summary ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Amy S. Wilensky Tells what it's like to live with Tourettes Funny and thoughtful

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    [Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion] EBOOK/EPUB A well written memoir about a woman coming to terms with a dual diagnosis of both Tourette Syndrome and OCD as she details their early presence in her life and the frustration and worry these undiagnosed conditions caused her throughout her life from about the age of 11 Passing for Normal is a solid story of gradual self acceptance Amy Wile

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    [Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion] EBOOK/EPUB Amy S. Wilensky ´ 5 Free download Free read Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion A bright young girl grows up with OCD and Tourettes before these diagnoses were well known Her pediatrician diagnoses her with nervous energy and this stands until she is in her early twenties and pursues a diagnoses as an adult

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    [Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion] EBOOK/EPUB Free read Passing for Normal A Memoir of Compulsion Aa someone with OCD I really appreciated Amy's realistic recounting of her obsessions and compulsions

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