In May 2013 Zara Slattery's persistent sore throat turned into a deadly bacterial infection, after the paracetamol and ice pack prescribed by her GP failed to work. This graphic memoir portrays the world of Zara's 15-day drug-induced coma, which she describes as 'being trapped in a nightmare state that you can't wake up from.'
A narrative of the author's battle with Parkinson's disease. Traces the author's journey through depression, the disease symptoms, the medication and its side effects, the author's interactions with family, and the mental and physical changes caused by the disease.
Answering questions such as 'how can I change my pain experience?', 'what is pain?', and 'how do nerves work?', this short research-based graphic book reveals just how strange pain is and explains how understanding it is often the key to relieving its effects.
Also available as ebook.
Judith is barely out of her teens when a tumor begins pressing on her brain, ushering in a new world of seizures, memory gaps, and loss of self. Suddenly, the sentence of her normal life has been interrupted by the opening of a parenthesis that may never close. Based on the real experiences of cartoonist Élodie Durand
The story of the birth of neuroscience and discoveries across areas - including autism and schizophrenia and new frontiers of social cognition including diversity, prejudice, confidence, collaboration, and empathy
A graphic novel memoir recounting one parent's unique and wrenching journey caring for a child with a terminal diagnosis. When Rick and Emily's infant son Ronan is diagnosed with Tay-Sachs, an incurable neurological disorder, they are faced with the practical and emotional hurdles of parenting and loving their son--despite the shadow of inevitable loss. The illustrations make visible the bizarre, heartbreaking, and sometimes even silly reality of human beings suddenly trapped in an impossible situation
These comics present the vital and up-to-date information about physical, cognitive and emotional issues with which people may be experiencing. Information drawn from the most recent findings of the largest and longest running study about TBI: the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Study.