Susannah Cahalan

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Since her bestselling memoir Brain on Fire, where she chronicles her own struggles with modern medicine after being misdiagnosed with a serious mental illness, author and journalist Susannah Cahalan has become a leading voice on the treatment of mental illness in America. Brain on Fire has sold over a million copies, spent 52 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and was made into a feature film. Her most recent book is The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness.