2012 June 19, Dr. Paul Patterson, author of Infectious Behavior, and Karuna Cayton, author of The Misleading Mind

July 19th, 2012

Guest: Dr. Paul Patterson, author Infectious Behavior

In Infectious Behavior, neurobiologist Dr. Paul Patterson examines the involvement of the immune system in autism, schizophrenia, and major depressive disorder. Although genetic approaches to these diseases have garnered the lion’s share of publicity and funding, scientists are uncovering evidence of the important avenues of communication between the brain and the immune system and their involvement in mental illness.

The heart of this engaging book, accessible to nonscientists, concerns the invovlement of the immune systems of the pregnant woman and her fetus, and consideration of maternal infection as a risk factor for schizophrenia and autism. Patterson reports on research that may shed light on today’s autism epidemic, as well as outlining the risks and benefits of both maternal and postnatal vaccinations.

Guest: Karuna Cayton, author of The Misleading Mind

Rather than a quick-fix tale on mental health and well-being, Karuna Cayton’s book The Misleading Mind, is a guide for life. This book presents ancient themes and techniques for personal growth and trasnformation, wisdom, and well-being relevant for today’s world. Based on Buddhist psychology, the reader is given the tools of great Masters – tried and tested for more than two millenia.

Karuna Cayton, LMFT, has been a student of Buddhist psychology and philosophy for over 30 years.

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