A New York Post reporter writes her experience suffering an autoimmune disease described by Dr. Josep Dalmau’s team

"Brain on Fire: My Month of MadnessBrain on Fire: My Month of Madness” is the title of the memoir published by Susannah Cahalan, a young journalist from the New York Post. In this book she traces her recovery from an autoimmune disorder that masqueraded as psychosis. In 2007 the team led by Dr Josep Dalmau, first at the University of Pennsylvania and now at IDIBAPS too, presented to the world a new class of autoimmune disease involving neuronal NMDA-receptors. Thanks to that, a 24-year-old reporter was treated and recovered from an unknown disease causing her near-fatal seizures, psychosis, and a gradual loss of brain function. The Scientific American journal writes about this book and the research that made it possible.