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The Resource Brain on fire : my month of madness, by Susannah Cahalan

Brain on fire : my month of madness, by Susannah Cahalan

Label
Brain on fire : my month of madness
Title
Brain on fire
Title remainder
my month of madness
Statement of responsibility
by Susannah Cahalan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The story of twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan and the life-saving discovery of the autoimmune disorder that nearly killed her -- and that could perhaps be the root of "demonic possessions" throughout history
  • In 2009 the author woke up alone in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records chronicled a month long hospital stay of which she had no memory at all; the records showed psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old. Susannah's astonishing memoir chronicles the swift path of her illness and the lucky, last-minute intervention led by one of the few doctors capable of saving her life. Neurologist Souhel Najjar recognized the symptoms of a newly discovered autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks the brain, a disease now thought to be tied to both schizophrenia and autism, and perhaps the root of "demonic possessions" throughout history. This is the account of one woman's struggle to recapture her identity and to rediscover herself among the fragments left behind
Summary
An account of the author's struggle with a rare brain-attacking autoimmune disease traces how she woke up in a hospital room with no memory of baffling psychotic symptoms, describing the last-minute intervention by a doctor who identified the source of her illness
Pace
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10141126
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cahalan, Susannah
Dewey number
616.8/320092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC390
LC item number
.C24 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cahalan, Susannah
  • Cahalan, Susannah
  • Encephalitis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Frontal lobes
  • Limbic system
  • Diagnostic errors
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my month of madness
Label
Brain on fire : my month of madness, by Susannah Cahalan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Crazy -- The clock -- In search of lost time
Control code
ocn779265873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xii, 264 p.
Isbn
9781451621372
Lccn
2012012670
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)779265873
Label
Brain on fire : my month of madness, by Susannah Cahalan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Crazy -- The clock -- In search of lost time
Control code
ocn779265873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xii, 264 p.
Isbn
9781451621372
Lccn
2012012670
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)779265873

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