Lyme and Mental Illness

Lyme disease can cause a wide range of psychiatric manifestations. Biopolar, depression, OCD, schizophrenia, anxiety, panic disorders, violent and aggresive behaviors can be caused by the Borrelia organism.

Many psychiatrists and counselers are realizing the link between microbial infections and psyschiatric and mental illness symptoms.

Below are links and articles and videos to explore this more:

Lyme Neurology and Psychiatry

ILADS explanation of Psychiatric Lyme

Dr. Cameron explains Neuropsychiatric presentation of Lyme

Jane Marke, MD speaks about Mental Illness and Lyme Disease


Antibiotics Found Effective in Schizophrenia

The Connection Between Lyme Disease and Psychiatric Disorders

Lyme is ‘All in Your Head’ – A Wake-up Call to Mental Health Professionals

The Insanity of Lyme Disease

Lyme Crazy poster credited to:


NC State University  just found evidence of Bartonella infection in Schizophrenia patients

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