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The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery

Neuroscientist Lipska was diagnosed early in 2015 with metastatic melanoma in her brain's frontal lobe. As the cancer progressed and was treated, the author experienced behavioral and cognitive symptoms connected to a range of mental disorders, including her professional specialty, schizophrenia. Lipska's family and associates were alarmed by the changes in her behavior, which she failed to acknowledge herself. Gradually, after a course of immunotherapy, Lipska returned to normal functioning, recalled her experience and, through her knowledge of neuroscience, identified the ways in which her brain changed during treatment. Lipska admits her condition was unusual; after recovery she was able to return to her research and resume her athletic training and compete in a triathalon. Most patients with similar brain cancers rarely survive to describe their ordeal. Lipska's memoir, coauthored with journalist McArdle, shows that strength and courage but also a encouraging support network are vital to recovery...

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ISBN : 9781328787309
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Number of Pages : 208 pages
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  • Ari

    Interesting read about a neuroscientist who has to go a procedure for tumors in her brain and how it affected her. What an incredible woman, who went through so much. Some of this was a bit much to read, with a lot of the medical talk that went over my head, but otherwise I found it gripping.

  • Lolly K Dandeneau

    via my blog:

    'Despite all my years of studying brain disorders, for the first time in my life I realize how profoundly unsettling it is to have a mind that does not function.'

    The doctor becomes the patient in this fascinating memoir. Exhibiting symptoms of dementia and schizophrenia, much to the horror of those who knew and loved her best, Barbara Lipska’s doctors do everything possible to figure out what is going on. Why was her frontal lobe failing her? Fr


    As a clinical psychotherapist I enjoyed this book a lot, mostly of course, because she survived and she is fine, but her tale was brilliant and interesting and gave me many insights about the "right way" to handle situation like those she was living.

    Come psicoterapeuta e psicologa clinica ho trovato questo libro molto molto bello, specialmente perché l'autrice é sopravvissuta e sta bene, ma anche perché mi ha offerto numerosi insight e molti suggerimenti sul modo in cui gestire situazioni come q

  • Melanie

    Barbara Lipska's memoir could have been harrowing. Instead, the reader is filled with awe as she reads about the way a brain melanoma can affect one's personality, abilities, and sense of self, told by a woman who is both a brain researcher and an educator. Many of the symptoms that were caused by the disease had to be reconstructed by this scientist, who had spent her life researching the very topic of how mental illness might be caused - or detected - in the brain, and who had little recollect ...more

  • Cindy Leighton

    Having lost a close friend to melanoma, I was drawn first to this book by my curiosity about how she beat metastatic melanoma. But she quickly reeled me in with her fascinating story of extreme personality changes she endured, but didn't recognize herself, as tumors slowly squashed and inflamed her brain. A neuroscientist herself, she was no more able to recognize the memory loss, the extreme personality change, the inability to complete simple tasks, as signs that tumors were destroying her bra ...more

  • Eleanor

    Several years ago I had a nasty fall and suffered a mild (but nonetheless) traumatic brain injury. Although I had a very good recovery, it is also true that I have never been the same. My intellectual abilities, while never terribly impressive, were and are intact. My ability to cope with strong emotions, small frustrations, and competing visual and auditory stimuli, however, was altered.

    I'm only sharing that because since my accident happened, I've been fascinated by how the brain works and ho

  • Mary

    Dr. Barbara Lipska, a neuroscientist, moved her family from Poland to America for better educational and job opportunities. Readers learn that she is in charge of the National Institute of Mental Health Brain Bank where scientists study the brains of the deceased trying to understand mental illness and brain function.

    Dr. Lipska shares her story of how the melanoma that she was treated for earlier in life came raging back in the form of tumors attacking her brain. Many of the tumors were located

  • Jenn Warner

    fascinating recount of this woman's ordeal. I found her writing style hard to warm to, but her story is incredible and her resolve, tenacity, and resiliency are amazing