Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/toxoplasmosis-mental-health_us_56f0642ae4b09bf44a9e2bb3

 

By Lindsay Holmes
March 23, 2016

 

In yet another reminder that mental health issues can result from physical ailments, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that people with rage disorder are twice as likely to have a parasitic infection typically found in undercooked meat, contaminated water and cat feces.

 

Researchers from the University of Chicago found that the relatively harmless infection, called toxoplasmosis, may be associated with Intermittent Explosive Disorder, a mental health condition that triggers recurrent outbursts of aggression in situations that don’t necessarily call for it.