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Common yeast infection linked to mental illness

In a study published in online journal npj Schizophrenia, Johns Hopkins researchers found that a history of Candida yeast infections was more common in a group of subjects with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder than in those without these disorders. The researchers caution that their findings do not establish a cause-and-effect relationship between mental illness and yeast infections, but […]

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“Significant association” found between use of psychedelic drugs and better mental health

The use of LSD, magic mushrooms, or peyote does not increase a person’s risk of developing mental health problems, say Norwegian researchers, who instead found a correlation between the use of psychedelic drugs and fewermental health problems. The researchers, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, based their findings on an analysis of data […]

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Diet shown to trigger mental illness

Changes in diet have previously been linked to a reduction of abnormal behaviors in mentally ill animals and people, but a new Purdue University study shows that diet can also trigger the onset of mental illness in the first place. In the experiment, mice were fed a diet high in sugar and tryptophan (an essential […]

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