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How can chronic Lyme disease cause depression and stress?

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Lyme disease itself doesn't make people depressed. But coping with symptoms that persist long after treatment ends can be hard. That can cause stress, anxiety, and depression. Talking to a counselor may give needed extra support through this stressful time.

SOURCES:

Annals of Internal Medicine : "Lyme Disease Controversy, Use and Misuse of Language," March 5, 2002.

CDC: "Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome" and "Research Into Prolonged Treatment for Lyme Disease."

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society: "Chronic Lyme Tips."

Patel, R. , 2000. Clinical Infectious Diseases

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Lyme Disease and Related Tick-Borne Illnesses."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Annals of Internal Medicine : "Lyme Disease Controversy, Use and Misuse of Language," March 5, 2002.

CDC: "Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome" and "Research Into Prolonged Treatment for Lyme Disease."

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society: "Chronic Lyme Tips."

Patel, R. , 2000. Clinical Infectious Diseases

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Lyme Disease and Related Tick-Borne Illnesses."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 13, 2018

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