College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
A riveting account of a young woman's struggle with what only appeared to be a complete mental breakdown and her struggles to find a correct diagnosis in the hurry-up, conveyor-belt world of American medicine. It is a story both of personal endurance and an indictment of the current medical system, deeply engaging and enlightening at once.
will help, but for the most part, this book is written in a very engaging and interesting fashion, which, I believe, will appeal even to the layman or someone who has only read a book or two in this field. One might not believe that a book about glial cells in the brain could make for an interesting read, but further discovery about their role in brain function--indeed, the discovery that they HAVE a role in brain function--is an exciting one, bound to shed more light on how the brain does its incredibly complex job--and how better to heal it when it is damaged or diseased. Be patient. Stay with this one. It is well worth it.
of how a miracle of modern medicine made an age in which something like scarlet fever, bronchitis or a deep cut could prove fatal into a curious and quaint bit of past, a fuzzy far-away time that most children today could barely conceive of--and, from a medical point of view, thank God they cannot.