By Susannah Cahalan
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One day in 2009, twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan awakened by myself in an odd health center room, strapped to her mattress, lower than defend, and not able to maneuver or communicate. A wristband marked her as a “flight risk,” and her scientific records—chronicling a month-long clinic remain of which she had no reminiscence at all—showed hallucinations, violence, and hazardous instability. simply weeks past, Susannah have been at the threshold of a brand new, grownup lifestyles: a fit, formidable university grad a number of months into her first critical dating and a promising occupation as a cub reporter at an incredible manhattan newspaper. Who used to be the stranger who had taken over her physique? What used to be taking place to her brain?
In this rapid and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the outstanding real tale of her inexplicable descent into insanity and the bright, lifesaving analysis that almost didn’t take place. A workforce of medical professionals may spend a month—and greater than one million dollars—trying desperately to pin down a clinical reason for what had long gone fallacious. in the meantime, because the days handed and her kinfolk, boyfriend, and pals helplessly stood watch through her mattress, she started to movement inexorably via psychosis into catatonia and, finally, towards demise. but while this era approximately tore her relations aside, it provided a unprecedented testomony to their religion in Susannah and their refusal to permit her pass.
Then, on the final minute, celebrated neurologist Souhel Najjar joined her group and, with the aid of a fortunate, creative try out, stored her existence. He well-known the indicators of a newly found autoimmune sickness within which the physique assaults the mind, a ailment now regarded as tied to either schizophrenia and autism, and maybe the foundation of “demonic possessions” all through heritage.
Far greater than easily a riveting learn and a crackling scientific secret, Brain on Fire is the robust account of 1 woman’s fight to recapture her identification and to rediscover herself one of the fragments left in the back of. utilizing all her substantial journalistic talents, and construction from clinic documents and surveillance video, interviews with friends and family, and excerpts from the deeply relocating magazine her father stored in the course of her ailment, Susannah items jointly the tale of her “lost month” to jot down an unforgettable memoir approximately reminiscence and id, religion and love. it really is an enormous, profoundly compelling story of survival and perseverance that's destined to turn into a vintage.
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