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Study reveals having Cat as pet in childhood can lead to Schizophrenia later in life

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posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 09:48 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: butcherguy
Rebellious cat. The cat is now on cat websites with an avatar that says "I hate Butcherguy".

I don't mind cats as long as they are in someone else's house.

If only it was one cat.
It was as many as four at one time.
I don't mind other people having cats, but I really wish they would keep them in their house, so they aren't eating baby rabbits and birds.




posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 09:51 AM
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originally posted by: zazzafrazz
a reply to: butcherguy

Come on BG your cat hatred stems from your failed marriage, ease up. Not everyones experience with them is like that. Some people have their pets save their lives. Be a bit kinder.

Nah, they were actually part of the cause of the marriage failure. My ex was the other part.
Failure seems like the wrong thing to call it though.
It ending was a win for me!



posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 09:51 AM
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Should be forbidden cats... since they influence our behaviour with their parasites.
Also when woman are pregnant (& are/get infected) they could get a miscarriage.

Normally they are for the prey of the cats so mouse (example) don't get afraid of cats and are a more easy pray for them this way while infected with this parasite.

Really about 80% of people may be infected with this parasite, yet people rarely get tested and the symptoms are vague so hard to tell if you are infected.


oxoplasma gondii is the most common protozoan parasite in developed nations. Following the initial acute phase of infection, the parasite assumes a latent form. Up to 80% of the population may be infected, depending on eating habits and exposure to cats






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posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 09:56 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

Highly Spiritually Advanced looks schizophrenic to the tiny people.

Good thing we don't think Mercy is some sort of Vatican Money Laundering organization we dress up in good works and call a foundation.


You tiny people ever think about maybe not labeling anything anything?...Maybe calling everything you experience ZERO. Think the world populace would start to heal and progress.



posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: UnBreakable
I had cats. And so did I.

This I can understand, there's a dude on your head !

You made me laugh.



posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: texasgirl

I had one kitty who would put his paw over my mouth if I whistled. I guess he didn't like it. He did it every time which of course being the mature cat owner that I am I whistled all the time just to make him do it because I thought it was funny.



posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657

originally posted by: UnBreakable
I had cats. And so did I.

This I can understand, there's a dude on your head !

You made me laugh.



I didn't even think of the two heads. I was implying the two replies were due to the Schizophrenia caused by cats as said in the OP.



posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

Slander, I say!

If you go crazy from owning a cat, it's because they're highly telepathic and have eccentric personalities.

There's a reason they're revered by numerous cultures throughout history, and it's not because they catch mice.

Some of the Japanese folk-tales about yokai, in particular, are pretty close to the truth...

Bakeneko



posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 11:16 AM
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Furthermore, cat loving kids who developed schizophrenia are much more likely to post on paranoid conspiracy blogs ; )
a reply to: Indigent



posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: Indigent
If the parasite can only reproduce in cats, how does it spread to rats in the first place? If a cat is close enough to a rodent to spread it, wouldn't the rodent be dead anyway. I'ma confused.
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posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: jonnywhite
a reply to: Indigent
If the parasite can only reproduce in cats, how does it spread to rats in the first place? If a cat is close enough to a rodent to spread it, wouldn't the rodent be dead anyway. I'ma confused.

Cat crap harbors the parasite.
The rodents ingest things that have cat crap on them and the parasite lives part of its life cycle in the rodent.

Ingestion of oocysts by humans or other warm-blooded animals is one of the common routes of infection.[25] Humans can be exposed to oocysts by, for example, consuming unwashed vegetables or contaminated water, or by handling the feces (litter) of an infected cat.[21][26] Although cats can also be infected by ingesting oocysts, they are much less sensitive to oocyst infection than are intermediate hosts.

Wikipedia: Toxoplasmosis gondii



posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 12:10 PM
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my cat might be schizophrenic but i'm not.



posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: Indigent
Simpsons always knew it...



LOL.. yeah, I thought it was the other way around. Schizophrenia causes cat hoarding..



posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 12:20 PM
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a reply to: Indigent

I find this dubious. The source link is to about 2 paragraphs referencing a journal article that costs $31 to access for 24 hours. 2 questionaire studies in the past showed this result. However, so many people have had cats, and why would it effect only children? I know for an absolute fact that Toxoplasmosis has sources other than cats.

I have Toxoplasmosis, in my right eye, in remission. I have scars on my macula that date back to being in-utero. My mother received an infection from my father while she was pregnant, causing the Toxoplasmosis to the fetus (being me). The infection had nothing to do with cats.

I am one of the lucky ones, being that Toxoplasmosis is a parasite and could have latched on to any organ-like my heart or liver. I am unlucky in the fact that if I have one more active infection, I will lose the sight in that eye. There is only so much space for scar tissue. I see a macula and retina specialist yearly and I hope.

This Article is inconclusive, but points out that underlying mental conditions may suppress the immune system, making it easier to acquire Toxoplasmosis and allow it to reproduce in the body.
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Toxoplasmosis can reproduce asexually, easily. If cats were dangerous, being that the sexual reproduction of it happens more in cats, my doctor would have told me to be rid of my cats. He has told me that it would not make a difference.
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posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 12:29 PM
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I'm not schizophrenic, but some of my personalities are.




posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Wait, so cats stalk you, are you sure you are not a Sleepwalker?




posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 12:48 PM
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a reply to: Indigent
I hate to say what I would do if that greeted me in my back yard.



posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: redtic

originally posted by: Indigent
Simpsons always knew it...



LOL.. yeah, I thought it was the other way around. Schizophrenia causes cat hoarding..

That's what the cats would have us believe.



posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 07:15 PM
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THIS IS MORE COMMIE DOG PROMOTED ANTI-CAT PROPAGANDA!!



posted on Jun, 10 2015 @ 03:05 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

U think?

Just look at this crazy shill..










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