Thanks to developments in modern medicine, we can live healthier, longer lives than ever before. But that doesn’t mean medical professionals are perfect – even the most skilled physicians and nurses can improperly diagnose a condition. If that happens, the consequences can be grave.
When Susannah Cahalan was hospitalized for insanity, she had no idea that she was about to face the fight of her life. At 24 years old, Susannah’s condition was very different than what her doctors believed it to be, and it was about to be an uphill battle for her to prove that.
Susannah Cahalan was young, in a stable, loving relationship, and ready to take on the world. She had a lot ahead of her.