An Ongoing Debate Regarding the Etiology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Latent Toxoplasma gondii Infection


ŞİRİN M. C. , KILIÇ F. , DEMİRDAŞ A. , ARIDOĞAN B. , SESLİ ÇETİN E. , ÖNAL B.

FLORA INFEKSIYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLINIK MIKROBIYOLOJI DERGISI, vol.26, no.2, pp.277-284, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/flora.20219807
  • Title of Journal : FLORA INFEKSIYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLINIK MIKROBIYOLOJI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-284
  • Keywords: Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Toxoplasma gondii, Seroprevalence, RISK-FACTORS, BEHAVIOR

Abstract

Introduction: The hypothesis that Toxoplasma gondii may be responsible for psychiatric disorders due to its neurotropic nature and the ability of modulating neurotransmitter systems has been frequently discussed in recent years. The aim of the study was to investigate T. gondii seroprevalence in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and healthy volunteers living in Isparta region of Turkey, and to assess the possible relationship between T. gondii and obsessive-compulsive disorder.