Barbara K. Lipska

What is it like to descend into madness? When melanoma spread in Barbara Lipska’s brain, she began to exhibit terrifying signs of severe mental illness. With effective treatment, a system of support, and powerful personal resiliency, she eventually returned to herself. The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind is her memoir of that time, in which she learned as much about mental illness as in her decades as a specialist in the field.