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Brain on fire : my month of madness

Author: Susannah Cahalan
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography   Computer File : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cahalan, Susannah.
Brain on fire.
New York : Free Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012012670
(OCoLC)779265873
Named Person: Susannah Cahalan; Susannah Cahalan
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susannah Cahalan
OCLC Number: 820722949
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 264 pages : illustrations)
Contents: Crazy --
The clock --
In search of lost time.
Responsibility: by Susannah Cahalan.

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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.

2009. Cahalan 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 monthlong hospital stay of which she had no memory at all. 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.

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