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Mental Wellbeing
Toxoplasma gondii and elevated suicide risk

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RECENT research (Zhang and others 2012) suggests that being seropositive for Toxoplasma gondii may increase by seven times the likelihood of attempting suicide. Members of the veterinary profession are reported to be almost four times more likely to commit suicide than the general population (Bartram and Baldwin 2008, 2010) and it occurs to me that we are also regularly exposed to T gondii infection …

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