Aylurofiliya (gatofiliya, galeofiliya) is a mental disorder of a person suffering from pathological, uncontrolled affection and immense love for cats. Often, painful affection is observed in elderly and single women who have no one else to care for. With this disorder, people can simultaneously maintain up to several dozen cats, while not being able to provide acceptable living conditions. Feline family helps to cope well with loneliness, filling the house with his presence and replacing departed loved ones. In most cases, islurophilia is observed in individuals who find it difficult to get along with other people. Mass maintenance of cats creates a lot of inconvenience to other tenants of the house due to the violation of silence and sanitary rules.
Aylurophilia can manifest itself not only among older people, but also among young people, both women and men. At risk are lonely or retired people who have lost their loved ones, or people who have a sexual desire for cats.
Causes of personality disorder
The results of opinion polls show that most people have pets, and many of them prefer cats. Why? It's simple: the cat family makes people love them on a biological level. And the parasites of Toxoplasma help them in this.
American scientists in the field of parasitology at Stanford University have found that the Toxoplasma parasite makes the victim "zombinated" and becomes inadequate. This microorganism, penetrating the cerebellar amygdala, changes the set of conditioned reactions in the brain. For this reason, in nature, this parasite of fish forces you to jump out of the water, and grasshoppers, on the contrary, jump into the water. For the same reason, people are so madly in love with cats that they are ready to turn their home into a menagerie, regardless of the opinion of their neighbors or their family members.
A person can become infected with Toxoplasma by contacting either a sick animal or products of its vital activity (excreta). The source of this infection can also be poorly cooked or roasted meat, often it is pork. Often the disease is asymptomatic, but increased dopamine synthesis can lead to changes in the psyche, very reminiscent of the consequences of the use of narcotic substances. Currently, scientists are working to create a vaccine that will be able to prevent the cat from affecting humans, which means it cancels the risk of infection with toxoplasmosis.
According to scientists, the parasite Toxoplasma infected about half of the people on the planet and its effect on all people is different. Women become more attentive and responsive to others, but infected men become stupid. However, all are united by an increased desire for anxiety and a sense of guilt. This does not mean that cat lovers should immediately get rid of their pets. If an ordinary cat eats normally and does not communicate with wild rodents, then the pet will not become infected. Statistics has data that about 20 to 60% of all cats are infected with this parasite, but few of them have symptoms of toxoplasmosis. The disease is more common in cats that lead a hunting lifestyle and in those who eat insufficiently thermally processed meat.
Loving cats is great. Cotolubes stand out with more sentimentality and love for the house than dog lovers. Often, these are introverts, because you don’t have to go out with your beloved cat, and you can comfortably get together on the couch, watching another emotional series. This animal has a unique bioenergy system, which, entering into resonance with the host biofield, can restore it. Cats can reduce blood pressure, normalize sleep, relieve headaches and soothe. Feline representatives are considered the most beautiful animals and people often do not suspect that if you pick up a cat on the street and bring it home, then there is a chance to get Toxoplasma.
If you ask people suffering from Aylurophilia, from where they have such a number of cats, then the following answer will follow: "The first was picked up wounded or freezing on the street, the second was thrown by a kitten, the third one came to the house. It became a pity for them all ". At some stage, the owner of the cats ceases to be adequate and can not stop in the manifestation of his pity for all homeless cats in need of his protection, meeting on his way. The man, contrary to common sense, begins to bring all the cats home that they come across on the street. It seems to him that every animal needs his help and care. And here the usual apartment at one point turns into a menagerie, and the owner of the cats in the service personnel of animals, not noticing that the apartment imperceptibly ceases to meet the requirements of sanitation.
Neighbors suffering from the stench coming from the apartments where the cats live have no rights to change the situation and often don’t know who to ask for help. To a person experiencing an immense love for cats, they cannot “reach out” so that he brings home cleanliness and order. Very often, this problem is covered in the media, calling on the public to respond to the cat owner, who gives everyone a lot of inconvenience.
Nowadays, due to a thorough study of the life cycle of Toxoplasma, it became possible to know whether mental illnesses were provoked by the influence of this parasite. It has been established that some people have mental illnesses: bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This means that a person who contains a menagerie of cats at home may be subject to mental illness. This is where problems arise for a person suffering from ailurophylia with its neighbors, which consists in the lack of understanding with each other. If such a cat lover appeared in the house, then only a psychiatrist-psychotherapist can physically diagnose him and prescribe treatment after a full-time examination of a person.
Treatment of illuophilia involves getting rid of the underlying disease of toxoplasmosis. The basis of therapy are antibiotics. In the case of uncomplicated forms of infection use the drug "Spiramycin", which is well tolerated and quickly cope with inflammation, warning of possible complications.