The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks
Dealing with someone who has a deep rooted psychological problem can be an incredibly emotionally trying experience. In his book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat, Oliver Sacks compassionately talks about such cases, and the results these brain disorders have had on the people afflicted by them.
What makes Sacks’ book so compelling is his frequent use of examples to illustrate the neurological disorders outlined in his work. For example, he uses Emily, a seemingly disabled 19 year old girl who had more empathy, and depth of compassion, than most fully grown adults. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is a beautiful look at mental disorders, and it could easily force you to reexamine your (mis)conceptions about mental health and its implications.
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