Tag Archives: schizophrenia

Bartonella henselae Bloodstream Infection in a Boy With Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

[CanLyme Note: Bartonella bacteria can be transmitted by ticks, cat scratches, dog saliva, etc.] Published in the Jounral of Central Nervous System Disease, March 18th, Edward B Breitshwerdt et al Abstract Background: With the advent of more sensitive culture and molecular diagnostic testing modalities, Bartonella spp. infections have been documented in blood and/or cerebrospinal fluid specimens from patients with diverse neurological symptoms. Pediatric Continues →

Blumenthal, Lyme disease advocacy giant, salutes researcher

By Greenwich Post on March 2, 2016 Thousands in the Lyme disease community hail U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) as a pioneer for the cause, who has worked for nearly 20 years with Global Lyme Alliance. Some of the highlights of his advocacy work: Ten years ago, as Attorney General, Blumenthal launched an investigation into guidelines for treating Lyme developed Continues →

Schizophrenia Differential Diagnoses

Diagnostic Considerations – Other psychiatric illnesses – Anatomic lesions – Metabolic illnesses – Endocrine disordersInfectious illnesses – Miscellaneous disorders – Vitamin deficiency   …”Many infectious illnesses, such as influenza, Lyme disease, hepatitis C, and any of the encephalitides (particularly those caused by the herpesviruses), can cause mental status changes such as depression, anxiety, irritability, or psychosis. Elderly people with pneumonias Continues →

Lyme disease may cause psychiatric problems

July 24th, 2015 Daniel Calder St. Petersburg Mental Health Examiner Perhaps the most devastating symptoms produced by Lyme disease infection occur when the disease spreads to the brain. While Lyme disease can have a latency period of months, or even years, before symptoms develop, the bacterial infection can travel to the brain within weeks of infection. While depression rates among those with Continues →

Association of Lyme Disease and Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Type: Is it Inflammation Mediated?

Mattingley DW1, Koola MM2. Author information 1Doctor of Medicine Program, Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Dutch Caribbean, Netherlands and Department of Anesthesiology, University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH, United States. 2Clinical Research Program, Sheppard Pratt Health System and Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States. Abstract Lyme disease has been reported Continues →