Latent toxoplasmosis is associated with depression and suicidal behavior

Objective Neuroinflammation is implicated in the pathophysiology of depression. Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) causes chronic brain inflammatory process and may thus contribute to both depression and its most serious complication, suicidal behavior. In this study, we hypothesized that latent toxoplasmosis may underlie current depression and/or suicidal behavior. Method Currently depressed individuals (N = 384) and age, sex, and residence-matched […]