Neuropsychiatric Aspects and Neuropathology of Lyme Disease – Note: Scroll down to page 2
Lyme disease can be a complex. multi-systemic disease that causes psychiatric and neurologic symptoms. The spirochete B. burgdorferi is capable of remarkable antigenic variation, immune evasion, and persistence in the human host. Optimal duration of treatment for patients with chronic Lyme disease remains uncertain. The mental health practitioner can be of help primarily in identifying patients with undetected Lyme disease, guiding them to appropriate laboratory tests and diagnosticians, and providing support through the uncertainties regarding course and treatment.