Own a cat? 50% chance yer nuts

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  1. Captain

    Captain Alto, Blanco y Guapo

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    If the doctors say it's so, it must be so . . .

    http://m.torontosun.com/2015/06/09/owning-cats-linked-to-schizophrenia-bipolar-disorder


    Owning cats linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

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    Customers look at a cat inside La Gateria restaurant in Mexico City June 4, 2015. La Gateria is a vegetarian restaurant where diners can play and interact with cats. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

    Owning a cat as a kid could put you at risk for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder later on because of parasites found in feline feces, new research says.

    Previous studies have linked the parasite toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) to the development of mental disorders, and two more research papers published recently provide further evidence.

    Researchers from the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam looked at more than 50 studies and found that a person infected with the parasite is nearly twice as likely to develop schizophrenia.

    The other study, led by Dr. Robert H. Yolken of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, confirmed the results of a 1982 questionnaire that found half of people who had a cat as a kid were diagnosed with mental illnesses later in life compared to 42% of those who didn't grow up with a cat.

    "Cat ownership in childhood has now been reported in three studies to be significantly more common in families in which the child is later diagnosed with schizophrenia or another serious mental illness," the authors said in a press release.

    The findings were published in Schizophrenia Research and Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.

    T. gondii, which causes the disease toxoplasma, is especially risky for pregnant women and people with weak immune symptoms. The parasite can also be found in undercooked meat and unwashed fruits and vegetables.
     
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    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

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    I wonder how that study correlates to the fact that 99% of all people are crazy anyway? (I'm in the 1%)
     
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    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    Woof.
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    Tell me something I don't already know, mother fucker!
     
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    80% of statistics are made up.
     
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    They are grossq. Dated a broad with 2 in a studio apt
     
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    SorryBoff Well-Known Member

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    Only 43% of people are aware of that.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    The other study, led by Dr. Robert H. Yolken of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, confirmed the results of a 1982 questionnaire that found half of people who had a cat as a kid were diagnosed with mental illnesses later in life compared to 42% of those who didn't grow up with a cat.



    42% of non-cat owners are nuts.
     
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    Well I definitely have it.

    My cat drools on me all the time.

    Come to think of it I think I can smell the parasite on her breath
     
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    Pothead Well-Known Member

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    Me too except she only had one. He took a mad shit right as we were about to get down.

    I just had to leave.
     
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    so odds of being crazy are about 50% if you own a cat but only 42% if not, yeah its obviosuly the cats causing it :wacko:
     
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    That's why I have dogs, they're a lot cleaner. My male dog is cleaning my female's ass right now. Okay I just made him stop, see I'm not crazy.
     
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    And if you are male, 90% chance you are gay.
     
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    100% of dog owners are either needy (the cute kind) or extremely insecure (the scary kind)
     
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    Are you saying Cumia is crazy.:killit:
     
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    That confirms it. Beth IS crazy.
     
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    Shamrock12 Bouncy... Bouncy...

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    I have 2 cats, would have been happy with 1 but needed the second because I felt guilty being gone half the time and leaving the cat alone. I would LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE to have a dog but I can't in an apartment, and you just lose all of your freedom with one.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    I'd love to have a dog, but what do I do with her when I go away for four days at a time (which is 2x per month)?
     
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    stanggirl There's no replacement for displacement

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    Eh..my friend growing up..her mom has schizophrenia. They never had any pets.
     
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