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Mental illness a virus from outer space?

Is insanity a virus from outer space? A US psychiatrist/author has posited the controversial theory that an unknown virus or parasite could be responsible for the fivefold increase in mental illness over the past 200 years. (via Psychoceramics)

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Posted by: Your Cat http:// Fri Aug 9 21:28:20 2002

Look up "latent toxoplasmosis".

Posted by: acb http://dev.null.org Sat Aug 10 13:58:28 2002

Ah yes, the cat people/schizophrenia link. Though was cat ownership significantly less common more than 200 years ago?

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