Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Lyme Disease

About the Event

Neurological Lyme disease, also known as Lyme neuroborreliosis, occurs when Borrelia Burgdoferi bacteria invade the central nervous system. Some describe neurological Lyme disease as a Lyme infection of the brain. Research has found that up to 15-40% of late-stage Lyme patients develop neurological disorders.

Neurological Lyme disease can often take months or years to develop if the initial infection is left untreated. Once it does, its wide-ranging symptoms can be much more difficult to treat, highlighting the importance of early detection. This event will serve to provide an outline of symptoms and current treatment methods.

About the Guests

Dr. Brian Fallon is the director of the Center for Neuroinflammatory Disorders and Biobehavioral Medicine and director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University. A graduate of Harvard College, he obtained his M.D. degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as a master's degree in public health epidemiology from Columbia University.

Dr. Robert Bransfield is a psychiatrist with over 40 years of experience. Recognized by the Lyme world as being at the forefront of treating psychiatric symptoms of tick-borne illnesses, he has dedicated his life to bettering the lives of patients.  Dr. Bransfield is an advisory board member for Project Lyme and lives in New Jersey where he has a private practice.
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