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Brain on Fire - My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

This is Susannah's story of her terrifying descent into madness and the desperate hunt for a diagnosis

Brain on Fire - My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan.

Read about Susannah's terrifying descent into madness and her desperate hunt for a diagnosis after being struck down with a mysterious illness. Despite dozens of tests and scans, baffled doctors concluded she should be confined in a psychiatric ward.  It is also the story of how one brilliant man, Dr Najjar, finally proved - using a simple pen and paper - that Susannah's psychotic behaviour was caused by a rare autoimmune disease attacking her brain. 

"Brain on Fire" the film premiere is due to take place at The Toronto International Film Festival next weekend (16 September 2016).  Buy your copy of Brain on Fire today.

We also continue to have in stock limited signed copies of Life After Encephalitis by Dr Ava Easton

Life After Encephalitis provides a unique insight into the experiences of those affected by encephalitis, sharing the rich, perceptive, and often powerful, narratives of survivors and family members. It shows how listening to patient and family narratives can help us to understand how they make sense of what has happened to them, and also help professionals better understand and engage with them in practice. The book will also be useful for considering narratives associated with brain injuries from other causes, for example traumatic brain injury.

Life After Encephalitis will appeal to a wide range of people: professionals working in neurology and rehabilitation, and also to and survivors of encephalitis, their families, and carers.

"This is an excellent book. I can't put it down.  

Thank you for pulling together these patient stories which are at once both ordinary and extraordinary.

I've no doubt of the importance of this work for medical professionals."

Dr Benedict Michael

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool

Centre for Immune and Inflammatory Disease, Harvard Medical School

Buy your signed limited edition signed copy for only £14.99, otherwise sales must be made through the publisher.

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We still have in stock "MediKidz Explain Encephalitis" which is the latest in a long line of comic books aimed at making complicated medical conditions easy to understand for a young audience.

This book has been written by doctors, including Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive of The Encephalitis Society, and then reviewed by a panel of experts in Encephalitis, including Professor Tom Solomon, Dr Audrey Daisley and Dr Sarosh Irani, to help children and young people who have been affected, directly or indirectly, by Encephalitis to understand the condition and it's after effects.

It follows the story of Savi whose brother, Mani, is taken ill with Encephalitis.  Sad and upset, she soon finds help from the MediKidz – superheroes who are experts in health and illness. They take Savi to Mediland, a planet shaped like the human body, so they can explain more about the condition.

The book is free of charge, so order your copy today.

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