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mtree
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anyone who is interested.....

just got back for dr.b's.....this is his latest articule he wrote.

they asked him to write this for Psychiatric Times.....special report magazine.

google this.....

www.psychiatrictimes.com

he is under the special report.

have a good day......
[Smile] mtree

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mtree, please show the direct link to article you want to read!

i looked 10-15 minutes with NO success and don't know initials of this doc either; thanks for helping all of us ok. [group hug]

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THIS IS AN EXCELLENT ARTICLE - IT SHOULD BE ONE RECOMMENDED RIGHT UP FRONT ALONG WITH SAVELY'S, etc.


www.psychiatrictimes.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=204701791

(I would advise clicking on the print page for easier reading.)

December 01, 2007 Vol. 24 No. 14


Lyme Disease, Comorbid Tick-Borne Diseases, and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

By Robert C. Bransfield, MD

Many recall the phrase "To know syphilis is to know medicine." Now Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis), the new "great imitator,"1 is the ultimate challenge to the breadth and depth of our knowledge. In psychiatry, we generally treat mental symptoms or syndromes rather than the underlying cause of a disorder.


A greater awareness of immune reactions to infections and other contributors to mental illness enhances our psychiatric capabilities.

Lyme disease, like syphilis, is caused by a spirochete with a multitude of pos-sible manifestations and 3 stages: early with dermatological symptoms, disseminated, and late stage.


Unlike Treponema pallidum, the cause of syphilis, the causative agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, can be much more difficult to eliminate, diagnostic testing is less reliable, and interactive copathogens are major contributors in the pathophysiology.2,3

B burgdorferi is highly adaptable with 6 times as many genes as T pallidum and 3 times as many plasmids as any other bacteria that allow rapid genetic adaptations.4,5

It is a stealth pathogen that can evade the immune system and pathophysiological mechanisms.6,7

Knowingly or not, most psychiatrists have at some point been perplexed by patients with late-stage psychiatric manifestations of Lyme borreliosis. Several factors are associated with the risk of infection as well as the different manifestations of Lyme borreliosis (Table 1).

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a very long article with charts at link above.


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Good article - thanks!

I just sent the link off to my psychologist. If she reads the article, I suspect she will see me and probably many of her other clients represented here.

I have to remember that medical and naturopathic practitioners are not the only ones that need some education about what is happening out there in the Lyme World....

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bettyg......

sorry for the confusion......i know that dosen't help.....we are confused enough......

but i am new to all this..........i thought i was doing the right thing.

keebler....
thank you for re-doing the post.......
also i don't know how or what to do for the

savely's.up front??
if anyone knows or wants to do that feel free....

truthfinder......
your welcome......

have a good day all.....
[Smile] mtree

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mtree - no worries.

I had a hard time finding the link, too, but enjoyed getting sidetracked by the other articles which I would not have seen had just the direct link been posted.

For instance, this one: "Increase in Bipolar Diagnosis in Youth. . .- A recent analysis that found a 40-fold increase in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in youth " ( well, I have to wonder if they consider evaluations for infections such as lyme.)


But, as many here are running on empty, direct links or copied text, broken up for easy reading is nice.


As for putting this up front, I don't know specifics as to how this happens but this seems a good article for everyone new to all this as an introduction. I was hoping if I mentioned it, someone would put it in the newbie section - but I'm too tired to pursue that myself.

The Savely article explains the differences in the IDSA and ILADS approaches offers much clarification as to the current climate in medical care. I think it's good to have this explanation early in the search for good care.


http://tinyurl.com/2dmvs2

Clinical Advisor
Clinical Feature
Issue Story
From the May 2007 issue of Clinical Advisor

CONTROVERSY CONTINUES TO FUEL THE "LYME WAR"
By Virginia Savely, RN, FNP-C

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As two medical societies battle over its diagnosis and treatment, Lyme disease remains a frequently missed illness. Here is how to spot and treat it.


Excerpts:

"...If all cases were detected and treated in the early stages of Lyme disease, the debate over the diagnosis and treatment of late-stage disease would not be an issue, and devastating rheumatologic, neurologic, and cardiac complications could be avoided..."


. . . * Clinicians do not realize that the CDC has gone on record as saying the commercial Lyme tests are designed for epidemiologic rather than diagnostic purposes, and a diagnosis should be based on clinical presentation rather than serologic results.

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- article, charts at link above.

home site: www.clinicaladvisor.com


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keebler, thanks for copying direct link for folks like me who can't find things well!!

mtree; don't feel bad; lyme has affected us all in different ways!

THANKS mtree for finding this; i'll add to MY NEWBIE PACKAGE of info.

i'll copy this link to TREEPATROL'S NEWBIE LINK ALSO! [Wink] [group hug] [kiss]

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Thanks for the post.....copied it to the psychiatrist I work with.
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mtree
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just a bump.....

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Although he cites sources in text, the reference page is not there. Does anyone understand why this is or where it might be? Thanks.
Dave

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