Tag-arkiv: genetics

OCD caused by bacteria and viruses ?

Den engelske avis, The Guardian, har publiceret en artikel om at flere sygdomme end måske hidtil antaget dybest set er forårsaget af infektioner.

Obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and diabetes could be caused by bacteria and viruses, according to the American Academy of Microbiology. In a report, it says a huge number of conditions currently attributed to lifestyle and genetics, including psychiatric syndromes, could be down to microorganisms.

“A number of chronic human illnesses are triggered, either directly or indirectly, by microorganisms,” says Ronald Luftig of Louisiana State University Medical Centre, one of the authors of the report.

Source: The Guardian, Thursday April 28, 2005, Infected by mental illness