Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

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  • Title: Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness
  • Author: Susannah Cahalan
  • Category: Memoirs
  • Date: 09/05/13
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 288
  • ISBN: 141975342

 

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Brain on Fire is the beautiful debut from journalist and writer Susannah Cahalan, recounting the real-life horror story of how a sudden and mysterious sickness put her on descent right into a insanity for which there appeared to be no remedy ‘My first severe blackout marked the road between sanity and madness. Though I might have moments of lucidity over the approaching days and weeks, I might by no means once more be the same particular person …’ Susannah Cahalan was a cheerful, intelligent, wholesome twenty-four-year previous. Then sooner or later she awoke in hospital, with no reminiscence of what had occurred or how she had obtained there. Within weeks, she could be remodeled into somebody unrecognizable, descending right into a state of acute psychosis, present process rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his spouse; that she may management time together with her thoughts. Everything she had taken without any consideration about her life, and who she was, was worn out. This is Susannah’s story of her terrifying descent into insanity and the determined hunt for a prognosis, as, after dozens of exams and scans, baffled docs concluded she must be confined in a psychiatric ward. It can also be the story of how one sensible man, Syria-born Dr Najar, lastly proved – utilizing a easy pen and paper – that Susannah’s psychotic behaviour was brought on by a uncommon autoimmune illness attacking her mind. His prognosis of this little-known situation, thought to have been the true trigger of devil-possessions by way of historical past, saved her life, and presumably the lives of many others. Cahalan takes readers inside this newly-discovered illness by way of the progress of her personal harrowing journey, piecing it collectively utilizing recollections, journals, hospital movies and data. Written with passionate honesty and intelligence, Brain on Fire is a searingly private but common ebook, which asks what occurs when your id is all of a sudden destroyed, and the way you get it again. ‘With eagle-eye precision and brutal honesty, Susannah Cahalan turns her journalistic gaze on herself as she bravely appears to be like again on one of essentially the most harrowing and unimaginable experiences one may ever face: the loss of thoughts, physique and self … a mesmerizing story’, Mira Bartok, New York Times bestselling writer of The Memory Palace 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 additionally appeared within the New York Times, and is continuously picked up by the Daily Mail, Gawker, Gothamist, AOL and Yahoo amongst different information aggregrator websites. present more

 

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