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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

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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
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Washington, Harriet A
Dewey number
616.89
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC455.4.B5
LC item number
W37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatric epidemiology
Label
Infectious madness : the surprising science of how we "catch" mental illness, Harriet A. Washington
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "With a new afterword by the author."--Cover
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-287) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Germ theory redux : the acquisition of mental illness -- The fetus as battleground : early exposure and psychiatric fate -- Growing pains : "catching" anorexia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Tourette's -- Gut feelings : the brain in your belly -- Microbial culture : pathogens and the shaping of societies -- Winning at evolutionary chess : strategies to outwit pathogens -- Tropical madness : infection and neglect in the developing world
Control code
ocn939705247
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780316277815
Lccn
2016499844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316277815
  • (OCoLC)939705247
Label
Infectious madness : the surprising science of how we "catch" mental illness, Harriet A. Washington
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "With a new afterword by the author."--Cover
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-287) 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
Germ theory redux : the acquisition of mental illness -- The fetus as battleground : early exposure and psychiatric fate -- Growing pains : "catching" anorexia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Tourette's -- Gut feelings : the brain in your belly -- Microbial culture : pathogens and the shaping of societies -- Winning at evolutionary chess : strategies to outwit pathogens -- Tropical madness : infection and neglect in the developing world
Control code
ocn939705247
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780316277815
Lccn
2016499844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316277815
  • (OCoLC)939705247

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