Do Cats Cause Schizophrenia? Believe the Science, Not the Hype
CATS, YOU MIGHT have heard, cause schizophrenia. Or—more recently—they do nothing of the sort. The disease is really rare, and scientists still don’t know a lot about its biological, or genetic, roots. Therefore, they still don’t know how T. gondii triggers schizophrenia to manifest, which brings the whole question right back around to whether cats are the source of that mental illness-inducing bacteria.