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The Resource Brain on fire : my month of madness, Susannah Cahalan

Brain on fire : my month of madness, Susannah Cahalan

Label
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
Dewey number
  • 616.8/320092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC390
LC item number
.C24 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cahalan, Susannah
  • Cahalan, Susannah
  • Cahalan, Susannah
  • Encephalitis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Frontal lobes
  • Limbic system
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Encephalitis
  • Health
  • Mental health
  • United States
Label
Brain on fire : my month of madness, Susannah Cahalan
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
Contents
  • Out-of-body experience
  • A touch of madness
  • Mixed episodes
  • Keppra
  • The ruse
  • Buddha
  • Search and seizure
  • The clock.
  • The Capgras delusion
  • Postictal fury
  • Crazy.
  • Multiple personality disorder
  • Breaking news
  • Big man
  • The slope of the line
  • Death with interruptions
  • A beautiful mess
  • Dr. Najjar
  • IVIG
  • Blue devil fit
  • The clock
  • Bedbug blues
  • Brain biopsy
  • Shadowboxer
  • Dalmau's disease
  • Rhubarb
  • The big reveal
  • 90 percent
  • Homecoming
  • California dreamin'
  • In search of lost time.
  • The videotape
  • The girl in the black lace bra
  • Stuffed animals
  • Wild at heart
  • Friends
  • Within normal limits
  • Umbrella
  • Chronology
  • Infinite jest
  • NDMA
  • Partial return
  • The five Ws
  • Carota
  • Grand rounds
  • The exorcist
  • Survivor's guilt
  • Hometown boy makes good
  • Ecstatic
  • Flight risk?
  • Madame X
  • The purple lady
  • The wrestler
  • Cold roses
  • America's most wanted
  • On the road again
Control code
ocn822971485
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition.
Extent
399 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611736786
Lccn
2012046409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)822971485
Label
Brain on fire : my month of madness, Susannah Cahalan
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
Contents
  • Out-of-body experience
  • A touch of madness
  • Mixed episodes
  • Keppra
  • The ruse
  • Buddha
  • Search and seizure
  • The clock.
  • The Capgras delusion
  • Postictal fury
  • Crazy.
  • Multiple personality disorder
  • Breaking news
  • Big man
  • The slope of the line
  • Death with interruptions
  • A beautiful mess
  • Dr. Najjar
  • IVIG
  • Blue devil fit
  • The clock
  • Bedbug blues
  • Brain biopsy
  • Shadowboxer
  • Dalmau's disease
  • Rhubarb
  • The big reveal
  • 90 percent
  • Homecoming
  • California dreamin'
  • In search of lost time.
  • The videotape
  • The girl in the black lace bra
  • Stuffed animals
  • Wild at heart
  • Friends
  • Within normal limits
  • Umbrella
  • Chronology
  • Infinite jest
  • NDMA
  • Partial return
  • The five Ws
  • Carota
  • Grand rounds
  • The exorcist
  • Survivor's guilt
  • Hometown boy makes good
  • Ecstatic
  • Flight risk?
  • Madame X
  • The purple lady
  • The wrestler
  • Cold roses
  • America's most wanted
  • On the road again
Control code
ocn822971485
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition.
Extent
399 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611736786
Lccn
2012046409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)822971485

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