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Common cat parasite linked to angry outbursts in humans

University of Chicago researchers say a parasite commonly spread from cats to humans may play a role in impulsive aggression. Their research into the parasite, toxoplasma gondii, is part of their broader effort to improve diagnosis and treatment of people with recurrent bouts of extreme anger such as road rage.

Cat parasite, toxoplasmosis, linked to outbursts of anger, aggression in humans - CBS News

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"The new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, adds to a growing body of research that finds a link between toxoplasmosis and psychiatric disorders."

Are we talking temporary anger like road rage or are we talking longer term, pervasive anger?

Just cats or dogs too?

People with rage disorder twice as likely to have toxoplasmosis:

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