Toxoplasma gondii antibody titers and history of suicide attempts in patients with recurrent mood disorders.

@article{Arling2009ToxoplasmaGA,
  title={Toxoplasma gondii antibody titers and history of suicide attempts in patients with recurrent mood disorders.},
  author={Timothy A Arling and Robert Yolken and Manana Lapidus and Patricia W Langenberg and Faith Dickerson and Sarah A Zimmerman and Theodora G Balis and Johanna A Cabassa and Debra A. Scrandis and Leonardo H Tonelli and Teodor T. Postolache},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2009},
  volume={197 12},
  pages={
          905-8
        }
}
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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