Mental Health Psychiatric Problems - It Could Be Bartonella

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Bartonella can Cause Mental Health Problems 

Severe psychiatric problems in someone with chronic Lyme is a reason to consider Bartonella -  especially if there are other Bartonella symptoms. These psych symptoms can include depersonalization, depression, marked anxiety, bipolar illness, hallucinations, mania, obsessive compulsions, and even rage and anger. 

In this video article, Marty Ross MD discusses Bartonella and psychiatric problems in Lyme disease. For more information about diagnosing and treating Bartonella see How to Diagnose Bartonella in Chronic Lyme Disease and Kills Bartonella: A Brief Guide.

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Marty Ross, MD is a passionate Lyme disease educator and clinical expert. He helps Lyme sufferers and their physicians see what really works based on his review of the science and extensive real-world experience. Dr. Ross is licensed to practice medicine in Washington State (License: MD00033296) where he has treated thousands of Lyme disease patients in his Seattle practice.

Marty Ross, MD is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and Georgetown University Family Medicine Residency. He is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) and The Institute for Functional Medicine.

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