Researchers have made a new discovery recently upon suicidal attempts by claiming ‘cat ladies’ at certainly higher risks of attempting suicides.
In their findings, researchers have mentioned that women, who get infected from the Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) parasite, are more likely to commit suicides than others. They explained that the infection called toxoplasmosis basically is a kind of mental illness like schizophrenia, which results in changes in behavior of the affected one.
Medical research explains that Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that generally spreads to a person if he/she gets in contact with cat faeces, or eats undercooked meat, unwashed vegetables etc.
Above are the conclusions of a study that was recently performed by a team of experts over more than 45,000 women in Denmark to uncover the related facts.
Reports confirm a third of the world’s population under the effect of the parasite, which lays in the cells of the brain and muscles and often shows no such symptoms of the affect at all.
The study’s senior author Doctor Teodor Postolache, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the United States, said: “we did find a predictive association between the infection and suicide attempts later in life that warrants additional studies.
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