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"Crazy cat lady" stereotypes or not, there could be some actual psychological risks from hanging around so many kitties… if just one of them is harboring the parasite Toxoplasma gondii.

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Effects of Toxoplasma gondii Infection on the brain - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2526127/

Describing the Relationship between Cat Bites and Human Depression Using Data from an Electronic Health Record - http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0070585

Toxoplasma gondii Infection and Self-directed Violence in Mothers - http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/1206779

The Neurotropic Parasite Toxoplasma Gondii Increases Dopamine Metabolism - http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0023866#s3

GLT-1-Dependent Disruption of CNS Glutamate Homeostasis and Neuronal Function by the Protozoan Parasite Toxoplasma gondii - http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1005643#sec010

GABAergic Signaling Is Linked to a Hypermigratory Phenotype in Dendritic Cells Infected by Toxoplasma gondii - http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1003051#s3

Is Toxoplasma Gondii Infection Related to Brain and Behavior Impairments in Humans? Evidence from a Population-Representative Birth Cohort - http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/authors?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0148435
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