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The Resource Brain on fire : my month of madness, Susannah Cahalan, (Large Print)

Brain on fire : my month of madness, Susannah Cahalan, (Large Print)

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Brain on fire : my month of madness
Title
Brain on fire
Title remainder
my month of madness
Statement of responsibility
Susannah Cahalan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One day in 2009, twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. A wristband marked her as a "flight risk, " and her medical records--chronicling a monthlong hospital stay of which she had no memory at all--showed hallucinations, violence, and dangerous instability. Cahalan tells the astonishing true story of her inexplicable descent into madness and the brilliant, lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn't happen. A team of doctors would spend a month--and more than a million dollars--trying desperately to pin down a medical explanation for what had gone wrong. Then, at the last minute, celebrated neurologist Souhel Najjar joined her team and, with the help of a lucky, ingenious test, saved her life. He 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cahalan, Susannah
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cahalan, Susannah
  • Cahalan, Susannah
  • Encephalitis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Frontal lobes
  • Limbic system
  • Diagnostic errors
Label
Brain on fire : my month of madness, Susannah Cahalan, (Large Print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-389)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn822971485
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition
Extent
399 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611736786
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012046409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781611736786
  • (OCoLC)822971485
  • (Sirsi) b13193260
Label
Brain on fire : my month of madness, Susannah Cahalan, (Large Print)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-389)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn822971485
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition
Extent
399 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611736786
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012046409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781611736786
  • (OCoLC)822971485
  • (Sirsi) b13193260

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