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Brain on fire [electronic resource] : My Month of Madness. Susannah Cahalan.

Cahalan, Susannah. (Author). Henderson, Heather. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781611749793 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (7 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.

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Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Heather Henderson.
Summary, etc.: 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...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Prince Frederick : HighBridge Company, 2012. Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 220002 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Medical.
Genre: Electronic books.

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