Delusional parasitosis is a form of psychosis characterized by the false belief that one is infested with some sort of parasite. It can be triggered by a variety of brain diseases, including parasites themselves.
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Some parasites are real, and some are not. Delusional parasitosis. It’s a form of psychosis characterized by the false belief that you’re infested with some sort of parasite. It can be triggered by a variety of brain diseases such as stroke, schizophrenia, dementia due to vitamin B12 deficiency, stroke.
Tragic case report of a woman who suddenly started repeatedly washing her clothes with bleach until she ruined them, scratching her whole body up, she was hospitalized persistently expressing her delusions of parasitosis. They did an MRI and what did they find causing these delusions? An actual pork tape worm in her brain. A tragic case, that was tragically ironic. “the first report of brain parasitosis as an underlying neurological condition in delusional parasitosis.”
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Avoiding meat and other animal products can certainly reduce one's risk of becoming infested with parasites, but may place one at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency, which can have it's own dire cognitive consequences. See Safest Source of B12 for the best way to get this critical vitamin. For more on pork tapeworm brain invasion, check out Pork Tapeworms on the Brain and Avoiding Epilepsy Through Diet. A sampling of 50+ videos on brain health include Reversing Cognitive Decline, Improving Mood Through Diet, and Constructing a Cognitive Portfolio. That's just one of more than a thousand topics I cover!