I Believe Toxoplasma Gondii Causes Schizophrenia and Bipolar

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    The Summary

    Schizophrenia, bi-polar and other severe psychiatric diagnosis, may be caused by a living virus named Toxoplasma gondii. Scientists are currently testing treatments to remove the virus. Toxoplasma gondii is an infection humans can get from cats.  In humans, acute...
    DancesWithDolphins DancesWithDolphins
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Feb 24, 2008

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    I'm not sure if toxoplasma gondii really causes schizophrenia and bipolar.  I am not convinced on this one.Why would someone tell another they have schizophrenia or bipolar (hallucination wise) when they are none of these?
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Mar 22, 2012

    Research Shows

    Recent epidemiologic studies indicate that infectious agents may contribute to some cases of schizophrenia. In animals, infection with Toxoplasma gondii can alter behavior and neurotransmitter function. In humans, acute infection with T. gondii can produce psychotic symptoms...
    DancesWithDolphins DancesWithDolphins
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Feb 24, 2008
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