Not So Delusional Parasitosis

Not So Delusional Parasitosis
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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 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 tapeworm 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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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 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 tapeworm in her brain. A tragic case, that was tragically ironic, “the first report of brain …parasitosis…as an underlying neurological condition in delusional parasitosis.”

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Serena.

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Doctor's Note

Avoiding meat and other animal products can certainly reduce our risk of becoming infested with parasites, but may place us at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency (see Vegan Epidemic), which can have its own dire cognitive consequences (see Inverted Rabbit Sign). 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. Be sure to check out my other videos on brain health, including Reversing Cognitive DeclineImproving Mood Through Diet; and Constructing a Cognitive Portfolio

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20 responses to “Not So Delusional Parasitosis

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  1. 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!




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  2. What can you say about a case like the one cited above? She was right. How many others who believe they have a parasite are right? If having a parasite can trigger the belief that one has a parasite, then maybe it’s not a disease. Psychological theory can turn any behavior, or even belief, into neurosis or psychosis simply by giving it a name–witness “orthorexia nervosa.” Believing one has a parasite may just be an error–not a psychosis. 




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    1. I think it was Dr Michael Klaper who said: You need cow`s milk as much as you need giraffe or rat milk. Milk is disgusting. Period!




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      1. I think we still have one doctor in Denmark who claims that smoking is not unhealthy. You can say anything and back it up with junk-science or single cases. Many people want to hear that meat, fat, eggs, dairy and oils are good for you, so they “believe” in these fad diets. So keep up your good job and educate your patients Dr Dynamic! And you are right: Real science speaks loud and clear – if you want to live a long, vibrant and healthy life: Go vegan !




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    1.  I spent over two hours watching this movie. Theme: eat bad (including McDonald’s), it’s actually good for you. I do the opposite of what this movie promotes, and my blood work is great. But hey, tell people what they want to hear and they don’t bother double-checking the sources, in which happen to come from the same circle of mostly non-MDs and non-scientists.




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  3. Please. This makes no sense. If someone’s belief that they have parasites is caused by having parasites in their brain, then the belief that they have parasites is neither a delusion, nor a symptom of a psychosis. What IS a delusion, is the belief that such a person has a delusion. And the act of ascribing psychoses to them is stigmatization, not diagnosis.




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