How the Brain Lost Its Mind by Allan H. Ropper

How the Brain Lost Its Mind

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 should it be treated?Throughout the nineteenth century, syphilis--a disease of ma...

Details How the Brain Lost Its Mind

TitleHow the Brain Lost Its Mind
Release DateAug 20th, 2019
PublisherAvery Publishing Group
GenreScience, Psychology, Nonfiction, Health, Mental Health, History, Medical

Reviews How the Brain Lost Its Mind

  • Jess
    Well, I fell for the old click bait title and I really wish I had just kept on scrolling, metaphorically speaking. What I mean to say is that I was excited to read this book and thought that it would highlight the challenges of treating mental illness and neurological disorders. I was mistaken. In reality, this book is a history of syphilis. Well, in some respects. The sections on the origins of syphilis are woefully inadequate and privilege only...
  • 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 informatio...
  • 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.
  • 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