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Apr 03, 2019 |
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Brain on Fire – Susannah Cahalan

Brain on Fire follows young journalist and author Susannah Cahalan through the harrowing experience of waking up in the hospital with absolutely no memory of the past month. She was told that she had been having violent episodes, delusions, and a host of other bizarre psychiatric symptoms, and had been given diagnoses ranging from schizoaffective disorder to simply “partying too much.”

Cahalan doesn’t stint in describing the complex emotions surrounding her search for a diagnosis and her struggles to process the feeling of losing almost a month to a condition that was eventually diagnosed as anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.

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