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The neuroscientist who lost her mind : my tale of madness and recovery / Barbara K. Lipska ; with Elaine McArdle.

Lipska, Barbara K., (author.). McArdle, Elaine, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781328787309
  • ISBN: 1328787303
  • Physical Description: xix, 188 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: The rat's revenge -- The vanishing hand -- Into my brain -- Derailed -- Poisoned -- Lost -- Inferno -- Chanterelles -- What happened, Miss Simone? -- The light gets in -- Survivor.
Summary, etc.: "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 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. In [this memoir], Lipska describes her extraordinary ordeal and its lessons about the mind and brain. She explains how mental illness, brain injury, and age can change our behavior, personality, cognition, and memory. She tells what it is like to experience these changes firsthand. And she reveals what parts of us remain, even when so much else is gone."-- Dust jacket.
In January 2015, 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 began shutting down. She descended into madness, exhibiting dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms. But miraculously the prescribed immunotherapy began to work. Here Lipska describes her ordeal and its lessons about the mind and brain.
Subject: Lipska, Barbara K. > Health.
Lipska, Barbara K.
Melanoma > Patients > Biography.
Brain metastasis > Patients > Biography.
Neuroscientists > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Personal Memoirs.
SCIENCE > Life Sciences > Neuroscience.
PSYCHOLOGY > Mental Health.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Medical.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Nonfiction.
Autobiographies.
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