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Brain on Fire : My Month of Madness

Cahalan, Susannah. (Author).
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 month long 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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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Shelving Location Status Due Date
East Bay Branch Library 616.832 CAH Adult Available -
Kingsley Branch Library 616.8 Cah Adult Available -
Peninsula Community Library B CAHALAN CAH Adult Checked out 02/24/2016
Woodmere (Main) Branch 921 CAHALAN, SUSANNAH CAH Adult Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781451621372
  • ISBN: 145162137X : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781451621389
  • Physical Description: 264 p.;
  • Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.

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