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Brain on fire [Book group kit] : my month of madness / Susan Cahalan
Kit | Simon & Schuster | 2013 | 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.
Available at PAS Santa Catalina Branch Book Club Kit (92 CAHALAN,S)

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Edition
1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.
Description
15 books (xiv, 266 pages each) : illustrations ; 22 cm. + 1 discussion guide in canvas bag.
Series
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Book group kit contains 15 copies of the book and discussion guide.
"With a new afterword"--Cover.
(OCoLC)823897168
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
Pt. 1. Crazy -- pt. 2. The clock -- pt. 3. In search of lost time.
Summary
One day in 2009, twenty-four-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. A wristband marked her as a "flight risk," and her medical records, chronicling a monthlong hospital stay of which she had no memory at all, showed hallucinations, violence, and dangerous instability. Only weeks earlier, Susannah had been on the threshold of a new, adult life, a healthy, ambitious college grad a few months into her first serious relationship and a promising career as a cub reporter at a major New York newspaper. Who was the stranger who had taken over her body? What was happening to her mind? In this narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her inexplicable descent into madness and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn't happen. A team of doctors would spend a month, and more than a million dollars, trying desperately to pin down a medical explanation for what had gone wrong. Meanwhile, as the days passed and her family, boyfriend, and friends helplessly stood watch by her bed, she began to move inexorably through psychosis into catatonia and, ultimately, toward death. Yet even as this period nearly tore her family apart, it offered an extraordinary testament to their faith in Susannah and their refusal to let her go. Then, neurologist Souhel Najjar joined her team and, with he help of a lucky, ingenious test, saved her life. He recognized the symptoms of a newly discovered autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks th brain, a disease now thought to be tied to both schizophrenia and autism, and perhaps the root of "demonic possessions" throughout history. This story is the powerful account of one woman's struggle to recapture her identity and to rediscover herself among the fragments left behind. Using all her considerable journalistic skills, and building from hospital records and surveillance video, interviews with family and friends, and excerpts from the deeply moving journal her father kept during her illness, Susannah pieces together the story of her "lost month" to write an unforgettable memoir about memory and identity, faith and love.
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ISBN
1451621388
9781451621389
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