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Infectious Madness

The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness

By Harriet A. Washington
Narrated by Robert Petkoff / 9 hours 14 minutes

A groundbreaking look at the connection between germs and mental illness, and how we can protect ourselves.

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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Author
Narrator Robert Petkoff
ISBN 9781478979616
Length 9 hours 14 minutes
Language English
Publisher Hachette Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Science
Libro.fm rank #20,722 Overall
Genre rank #1,206 in Science
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