Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

The Role of Bacterial Infection in Development of Mental Disorders

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

The Role of Bacterial Infection in Development of Mental Disorders

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Background: So far, there is no report considering Meta analysis study on microorganism and mental disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological effects caused by bacterial infections.

Methods: In the current Meta-analysis study, we used key- words such as mental disorders,mental diseases and microor- ganism/depression and search engines SID, Iranmedex, Web of Science, PubMed and Google scholar. We did comprehen- sive data collection. All articles with no row data were ex- cluded. According to inclusion, criteria out of 24 articles18 studies data were analyzed using Meta analysis software.

Results: Considering 34 studies, overall 7041 patient with diverse mental disorders and control have been studied. In these populations, Chlamydia spp, E. coli, Brucella spp. Strepto- coccus group A, Mycoplasma spp, and Mycobacterium, Helico- bacter pylori have been studied. Mycobacterium spp. (33% case vs. 9.8% control), Streptococcus group A (38.% case vs. 14.6% control), E. coli (17% case vs. 4.5% control), Brucella spp,(24% case vs 10.2 control) and H. …

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