Toxoplasma gondii Antibody Titers and History of Suicide Attempts in Patients With Recurrent Mood Disorders

  title={Toxoplasma gondii Antibody Titers and History of Suicide Attempts in Patients With Recurrent Mood Disorders},
  author={Timothy A Arling and R. Yolken and M. Lapidus and P. Langenberg and F. Dickerson and S. A. Zimmerman and T. Balis and J. Cabassa and Debra A. Scrandis and L. Tonelli and T. Postolache},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  • Timothy A Arling, R. Yolken, +8 authors T. Postolache
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
  • Toxoplasma gondii (T.gondii) is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite infecting one-third of the world population, residing relatively silently in the brain of the immunocompetent host. We hypothesized that T.gondii seropositivity and serointensity are associated with having a history of attempting suicide and, in those attempting suicide, a greater number of attempts. T.gondii seropositivity and antibody titers were compared between (a) patients with recurrent mood disorders with… CONTINUE READING
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