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Strep throat one minute, OCD the next: How bacterial infections in children could cause behavioural issues February 2012 Read more:

Parents in St. Louis area say mental illness in kids tied to strep

Can common bacteria cause mental illness in children? A small group of parents in the St. Louis area say their children’s sudden obsessive behavior, insomnia, severe mood swings and tics all started with strep throat. At a support group meeting Wednesday night in Chesterfield, 16 family members shared similar stories of frightening symptoms, doubting doctors, tortured siblings and finally, the
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