Researchers from the University of Würzburg showed active infection of Purkinje neurons in the cerebellum with herpes virus HHV-6 is associated with some psychiatric disorders.
There is a group of inhibitory neurons, Purkinje cells in the cerebellum. These are for balance, movement, language, and mood. What the researchers found is that herpes virus HHV6 was active predominantly within Purkinje cells of human cerebellum in bipolar & major depressive disorder patients.
Most autoimmune reactions, cancers, and mood disorders are due to dysbiosis and Microbiome dysfunction, hidden infections & stress. Mold & candida can cause depression & cancer. Clostridium bacteria, when pathogenic, can cause sociopathic behavior & autism.
Autism is displayed by delays in understanding, use of language, abnormal response to sensory stimuli, insistence on routines, resistance to change and difficulties with typical social interactions. Many children are aggressive, self-harming or injurious and even described as animalistic. It is a devastating affliction for the children and their families.
It was accepted that retroviruses like the herpes family, or Epstein Barr, lay dormant & awakened to attack the body under opportunistic conditions, but the latest research is proving they are more virulent. Their emissions are harmful no matter what, active or dormant.
Researchers speculate that these viruses can lie dormant in various organs, the salivary glands, and tissues throughout the central nervous system across a lifespan.
Under certain environmental circumstances, it appears that human herpesviruses can become active again, even after years of latency and these pathogens may disrupt neurodevelopment & cross-talk with the immune system at key developmental stages, as well as causing neuroinflammation.
Pic Credit: Team Prusty at Universität Würzburg