How the Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria, and the Riddle of Mental Illness

How the Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria, and the Riddle of Mental Illness

A noted neurologist challenges the widespread misunderstanding of brain disease and mental illness. How the Brain Lost Its Mind tells the rich and compelling story of two confounding ailments, syphilis and hysteria, and the extraordinary efforts to confront their effects on mental life. How does the mind work? Where does madness lie, in the brain or in the mind? How shoul...

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Title:How the Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria, and the Riddle of Mental Illness
Author:Allan H. Ropper
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  • Melissa T

    I won this copy on good reads first reads Thank You!

    By reading this book I learned so much about hysteria and Mental Illness, a lot of it I knew nothing about. I found myself talking about my new found knowledge to all of my co workers and my husband. Having a daughter that has been diagnosed as bipolar with schizophrenic tendencies it helped me see a different side of things. I have read this book twice now and I am still finding new information. The brain is such a mysterious thing.

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    I won this copy on good reads first reads Thank You!

    By reading this book I learned so much about hysteria and Mental Illness, a lot of it I knew nothing about. I found myself talking about my new found knowledge to all of my co workers and my husband. Having a daughter that has been diagnosed as bipolar with schizophrenic tendencies it helped me see a different side of things. I have read this book twice now and I am still finding new information. The brain is such a mysterious thing.

    This is a must read for anyone interested in the science of the brain.

  • Leigh Ann

    A fascinating, informative narrative of a history about which i knew nothing—and could not have conceiced of.

  • Hailey

    A very interesting read

  • Myka  Gilliam

    This was fascinating and very readable! I found myself relating my new found knowledge to all of my friends. This is a must for anyone interested in the science of the brain be it psychiatric or neurology.

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