It seems as if every year science journals publish new studies that associate Morgellons with chronic Lyme disease. The journal editors publish these studies based on the strength of the evidence presented in the research. Yet year after year few news outlets syndicate these significant findings. What is the controversy in raising awareness about this new Morgellons science? What can we do to combat the media from censoring legitimate research?
Joining us live from the 11th Annual Morgellons Disease Conference, Dr. Smith was one of the founders of The New Morgellons Order, which became The Charles Holman Foundation after Charles’ untimely death.
Dr. Smith first became sick with Morgellons skin lesions in May, 2004. Neurological symptoms started in December, 2004 which progressed to a debilitating movement disorder. Additionally, he also developed overwhelming fatigue, brain fog, and significant cognitive difficulties. He had to quit work in May, 2005, and formally retired a year later.
Morgellons is not Psychosomatic in nature, yet many healthcare providers choose to approach treating it this way. It’s difficult to imagine in the 21st century, and after multiple studies which demonstrate an infectious etiology, Morgellons patients would be consigned to psychiatric treatment. So how does something like this happen?