More proof that cats are out to destroy us.

Exposure to cats in childhood increases the chance of suffering from serious mental health problems like schizophrenia…The parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which is thought to be the cause, is carried in the intestines of cats.

This Childhood Pet Increases Risk of Serious Mental Illness

By Jeremy Dean at PsyBlog

Can't have a post like this without the Louis Wain cats.

Can’t have a post like this without the Louis Wain cats.

Read more:

Is childhood cat ownership a risk factor for schizophrenia later in life?
Estimating the population attributable fraction for schizophrenia when Toxoplasma gondii is assumed absent in human populations

 


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