Brain on Fire Fun Activities

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Author Interview

Write ten questions that you would ask Cahalan if you could interview her.


Write a short biography about Dr. Najjar.

Medical Team

Create a chart listing all the doctors and medical personnel on Susannah's team. List how each person contributed to her recovery.

Anti-NMDA-receptor Encephalitis

Research what has progress has been made in diagnosing and treating NMDA since Susannah recovered. Write a few paragraphs discussing what you learned.


Susannah said that if she had a choice to not have the disease, she would not take it. Discuss with a group if you would make that same choice if you were in her situation.

The New York Post Article

Read the article that Susannah wrote for the Post about her illness. Compare that story to the story in the book.

Susannah and Stephen

Draw a portrait of Susannah and Stephen.

Susannah Cahalan Articles

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