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The Resource Infectious madness : the surprising science of how we "catch" mental illness, Harriet A. Washington

Infectious madness : the surprising science of how we "catch" mental illness, Harriet A. Washington

Label
Infectious madness : the surprising science of how we "catch" mental illness
Title
Infectious madness
Title remainder
the surprising science of how we "catch" mental illness
Statement of responsibility
Harriet A. Washington
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Is it possible to catch autism or OCD the same way we catch the flu? Can a child's contact with cat litter lead to schizophrenia? In her eye-opening new book, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Harriet Washington reveals that we can in fact "catch" mental illness. In Infectious Madness, Washington presents the new germ theory, which posits not only that many instances of Alzheimer's, OCD, and schizophrenia are caused by viruses, prions, and bacteria, but also that with antibiotics, vaccinations, and other strategies, these cases can be easily prevented or treated. Packed with cutting-edge research and tantalizing mysteries, Infectious Madness is rich in science, characters, and practical advice on how to protect yourself and your children from exposure to infectious threats that could sabotage your mental and physical health"--
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provided by publisher
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Washington, Harriet A
Dewey number
616.89/071
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mental illness
Label
Infectious madness : the surprising science of how we "catch" mental illness, Harriet A. Washington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- chapter 1: Germ Theory Redux: The Acquisition of Mental Illness -- Chapter 2: The Fetus as Battleground: Early Exposure and Psychiatric Fate -- Chapter 3: Growing Pains: "Catching" Anorexia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Tourette's -- Chapter 4:Gut Feelings: The Brain in Your Belly -- Chapter 5: Microbial Culture: Pathogens and the Shaping of Societies -- Chapter 6: Winning at Evolutionary Chess: Strategies to Outwit Pathogens -- Chapter 7: Tropical Madness: Infection and Neglect in the Developing World -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
1612486
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780316277808
Lccn
2015935999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1612486
  • (Sirsi) 1612486
  • (OCoLC)900011975
Label
Infectious madness : the surprising science of how we "catch" mental illness, Harriet A. Washington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- chapter 1: Germ Theory Redux: The Acquisition of Mental Illness -- Chapter 2: The Fetus as Battleground: Early Exposure and Psychiatric Fate -- Chapter 3: Growing Pains: "Catching" Anorexia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Tourette's -- Chapter 4:Gut Feelings: The Brain in Your Belly -- Chapter 5: Microbial Culture: Pathogens and the Shaping of Societies -- Chapter 6: Winning at Evolutionary Chess: Strategies to Outwit Pathogens -- Chapter 7: Tropical Madness: Infection and Neglect in the Developing World -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
1612486
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780316277808
Lccn
2015935999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1612486
  • (Sirsi) 1612486
  • (OCoLC)900011975

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