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    Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness (CD-Audio) By (author) Susannah Cahalan, Read by Heather Henderson

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    DescriptionOne 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.


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    Title
    Brain on Fire
    Subtitle
    My Month of Madness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susannah Cahalan, Read by Heather Henderson
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 465
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 147 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781611749786
    ISBN 10: 1611749786
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: MBD
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: MJC
    BISAC V2.8: BIO017000
    BIC subject category V2: BGTA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6A
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400, G65323044
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: MED022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56920
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , ,
    DC22: 616.8/320092
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 616.8320092
    LC classification: RC390 .C24 2012B
    Thema V1.0: DNC, MJC, DNBT
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Highbridge Company
    Imprint name
    Highbridge Company
    Publication date
    13 November 2012
    Review quote
    "A remarkably well-written and well-read account." --"Booklist"