Mild Infection May Raise Risk for Severe Mental Illness

 "FLORENCE, Italy — Even mild infections significantly increase the risk of later developing schizophrenia and mood disorders, results of a large, population-based registry study indicate (from the Danish Register).

Regarding the prescribing of anti-infective medications as a proxy for mild infections, the team found that any prior prescription increased the risk for schizophrenia by 37% and the risk for mood disorders by 64%, fitting dose-response and temporal relationships."

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