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

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What causes mental illness? Traditionally, we've blamed bad parenting, stress, trauma, genetics, and brain-chemistry imbalances. But in recent years, a new theory has quietly achieved critical mass. In her astonishing new book, author Harriet Washington reveals that many instances of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Alzheimer's, Tourette's, bipolar disorder, and anorexia are likely caused by bacteria, parasites, or viruses. That's right--you can "catch" mental illness. Weaving together cutting-edge research and ...

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Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We Catch Mental Illness 2016, Little, Brown Spark

ISBN-13: 9780316277815

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Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We Catch Mental Illness 2015, Little Brown and Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780316277808

Hardcover