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The neuroscientist who lost her mind : my tale of madness and recovery
Lipska, Barbara K., author.
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

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xix, 188 pages ; 24 cm
"As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness--only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. In the tradition of My Stroke of Insight and Brain on Fire, this powerful memoir recounts her ordeal and explains its unforgettable lessons about the brain and mind. In January 2015, Barbara Lipska--a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness--was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months, her frontal lobe, the seat of cognition, began shutting down. She descended into madness, exhibiting dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms that terrified her family and coworkers. But miraculously, just as her doctors figured out what was happening, the immunotherapy they had prescribed began to work. Just eight weeks after her nightmare began, Lipska returned to normal. With one difference: she remembered her brush with madness with exquisite clarity."--
The rat's revenge -- The vanishing hand -- Into my brain -- Derailed -- Poisoned -- Lost -- Inferno -- Chanterelles -- What happened, Miss Simone? -- The light gets in -- Survivor.
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