Infectious Madness

The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.23 hours)
Product Number: Z100113598
Released: Nov 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478937265
Narrator/s: Robert Petkoff
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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"Fascinating...A superb book."—Robert Sapolsky, Stanford professor of neuroscience and neurosurgery and author of Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers What causes mental illness? We've long blamed stress, trauma, and brain-chemistry imbalances. But a new theory is quietly achieving critical mass. In INFECTIOUS MADNESS, award-winning science writer Harriet Washington reveals that schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Alzheimer's, and anorexia also may be caused by bacteria, parasites, or viruses. Weaving together cutting-edge research and case studies, INFECTIOUS MADNESS shows how strep throat can trigger rapid-onset OCD in a formerly healthy teen and how contact with cat litter elevates the risk of schizophrenia. Featuring a new afterword by the author, and rich in science, medical mysteries, cultural nuance, and evidence-based recommendations, INFECTIOUS MADNESS pulls back the curtain on a new paradigm with profound implications for us all.

Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Oct 06, 2015

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Genre: Science
Product Number EB00595282
Released: Oct 06, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780316265485

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