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I just this weekend read a book that some of you may find very interesting. I don't even know how I found it on my Nook but I am so glad that I did! The book is Brain on Fire-My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan. It is a memoir written by a 24 yr. old NY Post reporter, a true story, about her medical mystery which turned out to be an adult (and extreme) version of an autoimmune storm similar to PANDAS/PANS resulting in brain inflammation. Started with mild ocd and fast-forwarded into full-blown psychosis and hospitalization. Fortunately, a wonderful doctor from University of Pennsylvania found the problem after NYU Medical Center contacted him for help. IVIG and plasmapherisis and steroids saved her life just before she was totally lost. I love to read and never have enough time to but I accidentally stumbled on this and read it in less than 2 days. I am so happy to know that there are doctors out there who are recognizing the brain inflammation/autoimmune aspects. As she points out in her book, how many people have been committed to psychiatric institutions or written off as 'mental' or 'autistic', when it is actually brain inflammation? So glad I stumbled onto this book!!!!