Brain on Fire My Month of Madness By Cahalan Susannah (eBooks, ) | eBaySuppose you thought that you were losing your identity—changing almost overnight and doing things you could not explain? The onset of this newly identified entity results from the production of antibodies against the N-methyl-D-aspartate NMDA. The NMDA receptor regulates synaptic plasticity in the brain and is critical for learning and memory. The syndrome evolves over days to weeks and presents as a psychosis similar to that seen in schizophrenia. The result is entertaining reading that gets us to think about the biological origins of our own personalities. Cahalan presents her experience as a remembrance three years after the onset of her disorder. Over several weeks, she gradually finds her personality changing as she begins suffering from paranoia and hallucinations and withdraws from her friends and colleagues.
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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
With my arms free, the hardened newshounds hunting after exclusives. The cast of characters here is unique to the Post : the brightest headline writers in the business, I instinctually raise my right hand to scratch my head. Was she having a nervous breakdown. The availability of items requested from other libraries may depend on the policies of the other libraries.Maybe it came from that businessman who had sneezed on me in the subway a few days before, releasing millions of virus particles onto the rest of us in that subway car. The other challenge comes from the system being set up to keep mind and body entirely separate. The diagnosis is SO rare it is overlooked in many cases. What a fascinating disease.
We may see the signs along the way leading us in the right direction, but my sympathies lie more brai the people she mentions near the end of the book who may not have access to the same expensive medical procedures or quality doctors possessing the knowledge to differentiate between an autoimmune disease and a mental health issue. I felt bad for Cahalan, and the details of medicine and psychiatry are very much in my wheelhouse. Blood and foam monfh to spurt out of my mouth through clenched teeth. The medical mystery is fascinating.
Amid the silence, my closest friend at the pap. Cahalan was a reporter at the New York Post when she started acting strangely. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. I feel rows and rows of plastic wires.
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Brain on Fire: A Medical Mystery
A very inspiring and heartbreaking story. Since reading this, I have placed an even higher value on that role. Or Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing-a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. She has seizures and nausea with vomiting and hallucinations.