Book 4 in a comprehensive health series by this popular media doctor.
Many conditions affect our brain and nervous system, and this book provides an in-depth guide to the anatomy of our nervous system. Dr Dawn unravels the mysteries of this complex system, looking at what the different parts of our brain do and what happens when they go wrong. Topics include headaches and migraine, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, dementia, motor neurone disease, and benign and cancerous brain tumours. The relevant scans and tests, what they involve and what they can show. She also covers warning signs and symptoms, what you need to know from your doctor, and what to expect from your treatment.
Dr Dawn Harper works as a GP in Stroud, Gloucestershire. She studied at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. Since 2007 she has been one of the presenters on the BAFTA award-winning Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4 and presented Born Naughty?. She has also appeared regularly on ITV's This Morning, Channel 5's The Wright Stuff and was on the celebrity series of The Island with Bear Grylls. She is a regular on LBC, Talk Radio and Woman's Hour and works closely with Public Health England on a wide variety of health campaigns and with Jamie Oliver on the SugarSmart campaign.