Latest issue of LYME TIMES looks at Lyme disease and mental health
In a recent study, US and Danish researchers report that patients who received a hospital diagnosis of Lyme disease—inpatient, outpatient, or at the ER—had a 28 percent higher rate of mental disorders and were twice as likely to have attempted suicide post-infection, compared to individuals without the diagnosis.
The Winter 2021 issue of the LYME TIMES examines the study, a collaboration of Columbia University and the Copenhagen Research Centre for Mental Health.
It is believed to be the first large, population-based study examining the relationship between Lyme disease and psychiatric outcomes.
Other topics explored in this issue include:
- Tick infections rates as high as 31% in some coastal areas of California
- Judge dismisses Lyme patient lawsuit against IDSA and its allies
- How Lyme disease can affect the eyes
- Excerpt of Kinderlehrer book:
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