Susannah Cahalan

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May 7, 1985

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Susannah Cahalan (born January 30, 1985) is an American journalist and author, known for writing the memoir Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, about her hospitalization with a rare auto-immune disease, anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. She has published a second book in 2019, called The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness. When she is not writing longer works, she works as a journalist for the New York Post. Cahalan's work has raised awareness for her brain disease to make it more well-known and decrease the likelihood of others being misdiagnosed.

Books by Susannah Cahalan