Chapter One: The Awakened Giant's Wrath (Risking Brain Damage)
Maura: A Case of Disfiguring Tics
Late in her therapy, Maura took to lying back in the chair in my office, so relaxed she looked as if she drifted into a peaceful, tranquil state as we spoke. This involved a whole ritual for Maura: taking off her glasses and gently placing them on the small table beside the chair, leaning her head back into the soft headrest, closing her eyes, and relaxing her body, which seemed to melt down into the chair.
I would especially watch Maura's face at these times. A thirty-nine-year-old native of Ireland, Maura had milk-white skin and...