Off-the-Charts Anxiety: Is a Tick Bite Making You Nuts?

Tick-borne infections aren’t just causing sore joints and swollen knees. Some cause psychiatric symptoms that often go untreated, some experts say.

“…tick-borne infections could actually trigger panic attacks and other psychiatric disorders in some people. “After treating thousands of patients with tick-borne disease in the past 20 years, it appears psychiatric symptoms are more commonly seen when there is a co-infection,” explains psychiatrist Robert Bransfield, MD, former president of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and president of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association.”

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