The source of addictions is not to be found in genes, but in the early childhood environment. In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts, Dr. Maté’s most recent best-selling book, draws on cutting-edge science to illuminate where and how addictions originate and calls for a more compassionate approach toward the addict.
The brain and body systems that process emotions are intimately connected with the hormonal apparatus, the nervous system, and in particular the immune system. Dr. Maté’s insight into the relationship of the mind and the body are presented in: When the Body Says No.
The brain is affected by the environment not only during critical periods of early childhood development, but throughout the human lifetime. In Hold On to Your Kids, co-authored with Dr. Gordon Neufeld, Dr. Maté provides insight into the environmental factors necessary for healthy child development.
Attention Deficit Disorder is a reversible impairment and a developmental delay, with origins in infancy. In Scattered Minds, Dr. Mate offers a completely new perspective on this disorder, providing hope for adults with ADD, and parents seeking to support their children.