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Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness

Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness

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Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness

Candida infections also more common among those with memory loss

Released: 3-May-2016 10:50 AM EDT
Embargo expired: 4-May-2016 10:30 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: Johns Hopkins Medicine
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Citations npj Schizophrenia; MH-94268
Newswise — In a study prompted in part by suggestions from people with mental illness, Johns Hopkins researchers found that a history of Candida yeast infections was more common in a group of men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder than in those without these disorders, and that women with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder who tested positive for Candida performed worse on a standard memory test than women with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder who had no evidence of past infection.
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