Deborah Lee MD, PhD Releases ‘Is My Brain Broken?’

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New book helps young readers cope with neurological disease.

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a book for children by children who have been diagnosed with both common and uncommon neurologic disorders

As medical care gets more complex, physicians often do not have the time to explain to children what is happening and why That is why the author Deborah Lee, MD, PhD has written “Is My Brain Broken?” (published by Xlibris) as a way to teach kids about neurological diseases and how to manage them.

“Is My Brain Broken?” is a book for children by children who have been diagnosed with both common and uncommon neurologic disorders. It can be used by children diagnosed with neurological disorders, their family, schoolmates, teachers, librarians and anyone who finds these children under their care. It also provides easy to understand information on the brain, neurological disorders and how children with these disorders see themselves. In addition, the children, now adults, provide insights into how these disorders continue to affect their lives.

The main theme of this book is to provide information to children diagnosed with a neurological disorder by both a pediatric neurologist at a level they can understand as well as other children who have experienced these disorders.

In the spirit of the book, the cover art was provided by a 7-year-old trying to understand why two of her siblings have seizures and she does not, and the internal drawings were provided by an eleven-year-old with ADD. This guide should prove useful to children with a neurological disease, as well as to their family and friends, teachers, physicians, scout leaders and other adults who will find these children in their care.

“Is My Brain Broken?”
By Deborah Lee, MD, PhD
Hardcover | 6x9in | 240 pages | ISBN 9781503591011
Softcover | 6x9 in | 240 pages | ISBN 9781503591028
E-Book | 240 pages | ISBN 9781503591004
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Deborah A. Lee, MD, PhD, received a PhD in molecular biology, an MD from Mayo Medical School, completed a residency in child neurology at Mayo, and practiced for almost 10 years as an associate professor at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans and Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a fellow of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with special competence in child neurology and is currently the VP of Clinical Development at INSYS Therapeutics, Inc where she is committed to bringing safe and effective medicines to children.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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