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Psychol Rep. 2012 Aug;111(1):196-7.

Toxoplasma gondii and homicide.

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Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441, USA. lesterd@stockton.edu

Abstract

In a sample of 20 European nations, the prevalence of the brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii was positively associated with national homicide rates, amplifying previous research indicating a positive association of Toxoplasma gondii with suicide rates. Possible causal mechanisms were proposed.

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