And the debate rages on. We've posted several articles in recent months that have both said that strep is and isn't a cause for such disorders as OCD and/or tic syndromes like Tourette's. However it appears that the final word is still unclear. Here's a new article claiming, "the case for strep throat-induced mental illness grows stronger."
Some children seem to acquire behaviors associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) after being infected with the Streptococcus bacterium, but for decades skeptics have claimed the connection is nothing but a coincidence. Now a new study in mice offers compelling evidence that strep can indeed affect the mind.
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