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The Man with the Electrified Brain


Simon Winchester

This is a fascinating first person account of the onset of a debilitating mental illness, life in the shadow of that illness, and the now-controversial treatment that seems to have cured it (ECT). The title focuses on the ECT, but to me, the strength of the book is really its ability to give the reader a glimpse at what it is like to develop such a severe mental illness.

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The glimpse into what it would be like to have your mind change your reality
The Man with the Electrified Brain
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