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Brain on fire : my month of madness

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  • Running Time: 07:48 hrs
    Narrator: Heather Henderson
    HighBridge Audio, 2018
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Contributor: HighBridge Audio (Firm); OneClick Digital (Firm); Henderson, Heather
    Edition: Unabridged

    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.

    Original Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.], [Prince Frederick, Md.], HighBridge, [Distributed by] OneClick Digital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781611749793
    Collection(s)/Series: Mental Health Resources