Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Susannah Cahalan
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

At age twenty-four, Susannah Cahalan's world fell apart.  Suddenly, the lights were too bright and colors were too vivid.  There was anxiety...fear.  She could "hear" what others were thinking about her.  And it wasn't good.  She was delusional.  The first doctor said it was due to her lifestyle - on the fast track at the New York Post, excessive partying, lack of sleep, too much alcohol.   But her family knew better.  She endured a "month of madness" while doctors ruled out what she didn't have.  Until one day, when life looked its bleakest, another young brilliant mind joined the team.  Susannah was in hell...could they bring her back?  Was there a cure or was she resigned to a psych ward...or worse?  Could her problems be caused by something physical?  

Great Book!   I couldn't help but think about the number of people who have suffered because of how little we know.  I could not put this book down until I finished. Check our catalog.

Donna O., Reference

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