20 April, 2018
Author: Suzanne O'Sullivan
Category: New Books
Recommended by bookseller Eleanor Franzen:
"In twelve chapters, each focusing on one of O'Sullivan's patients, we get glimpses of epilepsy symptoms that are rare, misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and sometimes not epilepsy at all. We learn about August, a bright young woman whose seizures make her compulsively bolt from rooms and across streets; Maya, an elderly Nigerian woman who suffers blackouts and sometimes finds herself miles from home; Wahid, whose family paid thousands to various local healers and pastors before his condition was diagnosed not as spirit possession but as epilepsy. O'Sullivan's notes on the development of technology used in diagnosing neurological problems are informative, detailed and accessible."