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Study links cat bites to depressed people

Apparently a team of researchers from University of Michigan and Virginia Tech, who drew from the electronic health records of a pool of 1.3 million patients to single out those with depression or bites for a study, found a strong link between cat bites and depression.

With 41.3% of cat bite patients who were also found to have depression, the researchers went on to suggest that ‘screening for depression could be appropriate in patients who present to a clinical provider with a cat bite’ and ‘the relationship between cats and human mental illness, such as depression, warrants further investigation.’ We are not sure whether to laugh at the idea that cat bites might diagnose depression one day.

Via Popular Science

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