LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Infectious Madness

by Harriet A. Washington

Infectious Madness Synopsis

"e;Fascinating...A superb book."e;--Robert Sapolsky, Stanford professor of neuroscience and neurosurgery and author of Why Zebras Don't Get UlcersWhat 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780316277792
Publication date: 6th October 2015
Author: Harriet A. Washington
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Little, Brown and Company
Format: eBook
Categories:

About Harriet A. Washington

More About Harriet A. Washington

More Books By Harriet A. Washington

Cover for A Terrible Thing to Waste  by Harriet A. Washington
Cover for A Terrible Thing to Waste  by Harriet A. Washington
Cover for Infectious Madness The Surprising Science of How We Catch Mental Illness by Harriet A. Washington
View All Books By Harriet A. Washington

Share this book