Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We 'Catch' Mental Illness

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Harriet A. Washington

Narrated By: Robert Petkoff

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2015

Duration: 9 hours 15 minutes

Summary:

'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.

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Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We 'Catch' Mental Illness

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