Psychiatric Annals

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Lyme Borreliosis: Neuropsychiatric Aspects and Neuropathology

Brian A. Fallon, MD; Benjamin J. Vaccaro; Megan Romano, BA; Maria D. Clemente, MA

Abstract

Lyme disease, the leading vector-borne disease in the United States, may present with psychiatric features. Consider the following cases.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dr. Fallon is associate professor of clinical psychiatry, Columbia University, and director, Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY. Mr. Vaccaro is summer intern, Columbia University Charles Ray Jones Fellowship, and student, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Ms. Romano is research assistant, Columbia University. Ms. Clemente is neuropsychology evaluator, Columbia University.

Address reprint requests to: Brian A. Fallon, MD, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 69, New York, NY 10032; or e-mail baf1@columbia.edu.

Abstract

Lyme disease, the leading vector-borne disease in the United States, may present with psychiatric features. Consider the following cases.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dr. Fallon is associate professor of clinical psychiatry, Columbia University, and director, Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY. Mr. Vaccaro is summer intern, Columbia University Charles Ray Jones Fellowship, and student, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Ms. Romano is research assistant, Columbia University. Ms. Clemente is neuropsychology evaluator, Columbia University.

Address reprint requests to: Brian A. Fallon, MD, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 69, New York, NY 10032; or e-mail baf1@columbia.edu.

Lyme disease, the leading vector-borne disease in the United States, may present with psychiatric features. Consider the following cases.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dr. Fallon is associate professor of clinical psychiatry, Columbia University, and director, Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY. Mr. Vaccaro is summer intern, Columbia University Charles Ray Jones Fellowship, and student, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Ms. Romano is research assistant, Columbia University. Ms. Clemente is neuropsychology evaluator, Columbia University.

Address reprint requests to: Brian A. Fallon, MD, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 69, New York, NY 10032; or e-mail baf1@columbia.edu.

10.3928/00485713-20060201-03

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