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Brain on Fire [compact Disc]

My Month Of Madness

By Susannah Cahalan

One day, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records—from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory—showed psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter.
 
 Susannah’s astonishing memoir chronicles the swift path of her illness and the lucky, last-minute intervention led by one of the few doctors capable of saving her life. As weeks ticked by and Susannah moved inexplicably from violence to catatonia, $1 million worth of blood tests and brain scans revealed nothing. The exhausted doctors were ready to commit her to the psychiatric ward, in effect condemning her to a lifetime of institutions, or death, until Dr. Souhel Najjar—nicknamed Dr. House—joined her team. He asked Susannah to draw one simple sketch, which became key to diagnosing her with a newly discovered autoimmune disease in which her body was attacking her brain, an illness now thought to be the cause of “demonic possessions” throughout history.
 
 With sharp reporting drawn from hospital records, scientific research, and interviews with doctors and family, Brain on Fire is a crackling mystery and an unflinching, gripping personal story that marks the debut of an extraordinary writer.

Format

Audio Books

Availability

1 available at St. Andrews (Broad River)
  • CD 616.8320092 Cah [7 DISC], Book on CD Nonfiction

ISBN

9781611749786


Format: Audio Books
Author: Cahalan, Susannah
Summary: Her medical record, from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory, showed psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-old. Susannah's astonishing memoir chronicles the swift path of her illness and the lucky, last-minute intervention led by one of the few doctors capable of saving her life.
Title: Brain on fire [compact disc] : my month of madness / Susannah Cahalan.
Publisher Date: [Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, p2012.
Subject: Cahalan, Susannah -- Health. Cahalan, Susannah -- Mental health. Encephalitis -- Patients -- United States -- Biography. Autoimmune diseases -- Patients -- United States -- Biography. Frontal lobes -- Diseases -- Patients -- United States -- Biography. Limbic system -- Diseases -- Patients -- United States -- Biography. Diagnostic errors -- United States -- Case studies.
Isbn: 9781611749786
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 616.8320092 Cah
Oclc: 794367459
Upc: 9781611749786
Bib Id: 454354

Format: Audio Books
Author: Cahalan, Susannah.
Summary: Her medical record, from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory, showed psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-old. Susannah's astonishing memoir chronicles the swift path of her illness and the lucky, last-minute intervention led by one of the few doctors capable of saving her life.
Title: Brain on fire [compact disc] : my month of madness / Susannah Cahalan.
Publisher, Date: [Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, p2012.
Description: 7 sound discs (7.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Cahalan, Susannah -- Health.
Subjects: Cahalan, Susannah -- Mental health.
Subjects: Encephalitis -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Autoimmune diseases -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Frontal lobes -- Diseases -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Limbic system -- Diseases -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Diagnostic errors -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Henderson, Heather
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Compact disc.
Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Duration: 7:45:00.
Notes: Reading by Heather Henderson of the 2012 book.
ISBN: 9781611749786
Publisher Number: 794978
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Medium: [compact disc] :
Call Number: 616.8320092 Cah