Virus Behind Insanity?

Virus Behind Insanity?

August 16, 2002 11:04 am 0 comments

A pair of authors suggest that the rise in mental illness since the 18th century is due to biological factors, possibly a virus: “Growing population and urbanization allowed the infectious agent — a virus or parasite — to spread more rapidly in the densely populated cities, they say.” Or it could just be increased diagnosis, rather than increased occurrence.

Seattle PI: Virus behind insanity, authors suggest

(via Post Atomic)

See also: Is Schizophrenia Caused by Retroviruses?

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