Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain

Allan Ropper Brian David Burrell

RRP: £9.99

7 January 2016

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782395508

RRP: £17.99

1 January 2015

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782395478

RRP: £7.99

2 October 2014

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782395492

What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this gripping and illuminating book, Dr Allan Ropper reveals the extraordinary stories behind some of the life-altering afflictions that he and his staff are confronted with at the Neurology Unit of Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Like Alice in Wonderland, Dr Ropper inhabits a place where absurdities abound: a sportsman who starts spouting gibberish; an undergraduate who suddenly becomes psychotic; a mother who has to decide whether a life locked inside her own head is worth living. How does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? Dr Ropper answers these questions by taking the reader into a world where lives and minds hang in the balance.