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Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness Hardcover – 13 Nov 2012
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With eagle-eye precision and brutal honesty, Susannah Cahalan turns her journalistic gaze on herself as she bravely looks back on one of the most harrowing and unimaginable experiences one could ever face: the loss of mind, body and self ... a mesmerizing story (Mira Bartók, New York Times bestselling author of 'The Memory Palace')
Captivating ... Cahalan's prose carries a sharp, unsparing punch (Michael Greenberg New York Times)
About the Author
Susannah Cahalan is a reporter on the New York Post, and the recipient of the 2010 Silurian Award of Excellence in Journalism for Feature Writing. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, and is frequently picked up by the Daily Mail, Gawker, Gothamist, AOL and Yahoo among other news aggregrator sites.
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There were occasions when the journalistic style grated, as the author sensationalised her experiences of this bizarre and frightening illness - hence the four stars. Overall a gripping and emotionally intense roller coaster ride of a book.
Recommended. Fascinating, somewhat scary idea that your brain can just get sick. Just like that.
It illustrates just how important it is to get a better understanding of mental health and how neurology and psychology should be more of an integrated discipline rather than having neurologists thinking psychiatry is 'airy fairy' stuff and psychiatrists not accepting the physical damage that can be done to the brain (and ultimately undone by surgery or drugs) which cause mental health issues.
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