Pathogens causing psychology issues again: rage

Intermittent Explosive Disorder, this time. Explains those dumb enough to protest Trump rallies.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rage-disorder-linked-with-parasite-found-in-cat-feces/

Have you ever seen an angry rat? It chews through things and makes a lot of noise. Attracts predators. It’s like a temper tantrum or narcissistic rage.

In the study of more than 350 adults, those with a psychiatric disorder called Intermittent Explosive Disorder, or IED, were twice as likely to have been infected by the toxoplasmosis parasite compared with healthy individuals with no psychiatric diagnosis.

The study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that toxoplasmosis — usually a mild or nonsymptomatic infection from a protozoan parasite called Toxoplasma gondii — may somehow alter people’s brain chemistry to cause long-term behavior problems. Previous studies have linked toxoplasmosis to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, impulsivity and suicidal behavior.

And there are more chronic issues coming out as affected. I wonder if those people had a tendency toward self-delusion prior to infection…

http://neurosciencenews.com/microbes-alzheimers-neurology-3826/

It’s almost like the brain is bathed in a chemical vat for subsistence…

facepalm leslie howard

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