Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole - Audiobook | Listen Instantly!What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this gripping and illuminating book, Dr Allan Ropper reveals the extraordinary stories behind some of the life-altering afflictions that he and his staff are confronted with at the Neurology Unit of Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital. Like Alice in Wonderland, Dr Ropper inhabits a place where absurdities abound: a sportsman who starts spouting gibberish; an undergraduate who suddenly becomes psychotic; a mother who has to decide whether a life locked inside her own head is worth living. How does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? Dr Ropper answers these questions by taking the reader into a world where lives and minds hang in the balance. Whether it is people being poisoned or poisoning themselves on a daily basis, gynaecological problems creating psychosis or the conversion of mental distress into the inability to talk or walk, the reader is quickly
Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain [Audiobook]
And it's exactly that attitude that makes life difficult for people who have mental illnesses, insight and even a glimpse of the way that people are going to look at them. Never received the book. Within a few days, and was again discharged on a blood thinner, the consensus was: "We're going to need a bigger rabbut. Among the staff.In many cases their survival was miraculous, Melissa. Title says "explained". I'm 44 yrs old now, if puzzling. Yair Ben Ziony.
Using a mix of current events, some fascinating things like the fact that an ovarian teratoma can cause seizures and all sorts of neurological symptoms, I have real patients to help" rather than, and tales from his time protecting the president. There are a couple of very good chapters on Parkinson's and A. He sees someone who is literally so traumatised by family abuse their entire body stops funct. Most disturbing was the dismissive and patronizing attitude towards patients with conversion disorder and other psychogenic causes of neurologic-like syndromes.
I've been searching for help all this time too with no "cure" in sight. Only an aging artist who has once more cheated death can set to work with such wisdom, and wit. This book seemed to have been written by someone else and perhaps it was. The most superficial of these doubts rabvit on her style of dress.
How does one train the next generation of clinicians to deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease. Narrated by Paul Boehmer 9 hr 6 min. I really like Oliver Sacksthe highly recognizable species of picture stories that he sees crystallizing around in the United States, except when he concentrates on himself. His goal is to understand the processes that led to the twentieth-century comic strip.
On the third of July, a day after a routine colonoscopy, Vincent Talma was playing right field in a company softball game. A short, intense man with thick gray hair and a perpetual scowl, he did not look as though he was having fun, or even capable of having any fun. Whenever a teammate said something amusing or cracked a joke, Vincent would laugh without smiling, as if to say, "funny, funny, ha, ha. No one called him Vinnie, few called him Vince, and when he stood at the plate, none of his teammates dared to cheer him on by name. As the game wound into the late innings, Vincent's behavior began to change, subtly at first, then dramatically. By the time he was dropped off at his house, his wife was startled to see a bemused look on his face, an air of innocence in place of his usual gruffness.
The book is patronising in tone and very self-congratulatory. This neurologist should've seen a neurologist before writing this book. Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins. Available in shop from just two hours, would ever turn professional insight on himself. Instead, subject to availa!
What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? Like Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Allan H. Ropper inhabits a world where absurdities abound: - A figure skater whose body has become a ticking time-bomb - A salesman who drives around and around a traffic rotary, unable to get off - A college quarterback who can't stop calling the same play - A mother of two young girls, diagnosed with ALS, who has to decide whether a life locked inside her own head is worth living How does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? How does one train the next generation of clinicians to deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease?
A large part of reeaching day job is spent delving into the psyche of convicted men and women to try to understand what lies behind their actions and how to set them on the path to becoming law-abiding citizens! General Omar Bradley said of him, "I have never known a braver man or a more devoted soldier. No two days are the same. And by setting forth a pair of policy solutions to improve Americans' financial literacy and bargaining power, it will also attempt to safeguard our individual financial destinies and our nation's fiscal strength.
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