Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6 x 9
978-1-5381-1770-5 • Hardback • November 2019 • $36.00 • (£28.00)
978-1-5381-6629-1 • Paperback • February 2022 • $20.00 • (£14.99)
978-1-5381-1771-2 • eBook • November 2019 • $19.00 • (£14.99)
David S. Younger, MD, Dr.PH, MPH, MS, is a world-renowned expert in neurology and the author of several medical books, as well as over 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and abstracts.
PART I: Understanding I-Cubed
1 The Basics of Brain Health and Autoimmunity
2 How the Brain Develops
3 Is My Problem Neuropsychiatric or Psychiatric?
4 Own Your Genetics
PART II: TAPES: A 5-Step Action Plan
5 Test for an Autoimmune Disturbance 53
6 Apply Immune Modulatory and Pain Therapies
7 Participate in Therapies that Address Stress and Mental Health Concerns
8 Eat and Exercise to Restore Brain Health and Reset the Immune System
9 Survey Your Environment for Toxic Exposures
PART III: Autoimmune Diseases That Affect Brain Health
10 Developmental Disorders Affecting Children and Teens
11 Sore Throats Lead to Sore Heads: On the Lookout for PANDAS and PANS
12 The Gut-Brain Connection: Celiac Disease and Beyond
13 Concussions Leave Their Mark
14 Neuroendocrine and Mast Cell Activity Determine How You Respond to Stress
15 Porphyria: A Misdiagnosed Neurogenetic Disorder
16 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Relief for Exhausted Patients
17 Lyme Disease: The Great Imitator or the Great Trigger?
18 Spondyloarthropathy: I-Cubed and Genetically Predetermined Joint Diseases
19 Autoimmune Encephalitis: A Brain on Fire
20 Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Autoimmune Insights
21 Putting It All Together to Resolve Your Health
Dr. Younger’s fascinating book details the impact autoimmune disease can have on brain health, especially during the developmental stage. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to get to the root cause of unexplained changes in behavior or personality, or even the most severe psychiatric symptoms.
— Amy Myers, MD, New York Times bestselling author of "The Autoimmune Solution" and "The Thyroid Connection"
Based on Dr. Younger’s groundbreaking work on the devastating effects of autoimmune diseases on the brain, this book gifts us with a practical and accessible path back to better health, even for those who are most severely compromised. A critical and welcome resource for providers and families striving to identify- and heal- the actual, underlying medical causes of thwarted attention, learning ability, mood stability, and overall well-being. This is gold.
— Jamie Candelaria Greene, PhD, BCET, author of “PANS, CANS, and Automobiles: A Comprehensive Reference Guide for Helping Students with PANDAS and PANS”
This user-friendly book is an essential primer for anyone seeking to understand health difficulties. Dr. David Younger is a brilliant neurologist who treats the whole person. His thesis is that the triad of infection-immunity-inflammation is essential in understanding brain function. This triad can be linked not only to genetics, but also to environmental exposures and traumatic stress. This triad affects not only our physical health and disease, and cognition, but also our psychological functioning, such as depression or panic. The book includes many clinical case examples as well as a valuable guide to diagnosis and treatment. As a researcher in parent-infant social communication and infant emotional development, I believe that the new brain science in The Autoimmune Brain shows us paths to brain resilience which are relevant to the earliest stages of life. Yet we still need to know more about how early parent-infant social communication affects infant brain development and might promote its resilience.
— Beatrice Beebe, PhD, Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Sure to become an instant classic, The Autoimmune Brain combines the best of traditional and functional medicine. Through easily understood text and multiple examples, it explains causation, covers diagnosis and treatment and includes an impressive number of guides for self-help. This book is amazingly complete, in-depth and heavily referenced, making it an invaluable tool and a must-read for practitioner and patient alike.
— Joseph J. Burrascano Jr, M.D., Co-founder, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
Dr. David Younger has written a vivid and matchless guide into the astonishingly complex inner workings of the brain in autoimmune disease. He is a master educator and physician who is on the front line for those in desperate need of precise and compassionate care. It has been a privilege for me to have worked together with David at a major medical center for over 30 years, helping people with complicated autoimmune neurological disorders. His clinical acumen has always been brilliant, expedient, and insightful. I am thrilled to see his perceptions and guidance in print for those who need advice in this arena.
— Andrew G. Franks, MD, FACP, FAAD, FACR, Director, The Autoimmune Skin Institute of New York, Clincal Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), New York University School of Medicine
A brilliant and comprehensive guide for anyone suffering with mysterious and complex symptoms, written by a master clinician.
— Leo Galland, MD, author of "The Allergy Solution"
Dr. Younger’s book brings hope to the many patients with autoimmune disease who have gone undiagnosed and untreated for years . He gives clear directions for navigating our health system to patients with conditions that are hard to treat diagnose and treat. A breath of fresh air.
— Glenn J Treisman, MD, PhD, author of "The Psychiatry of AIDS"