The Role of Infections in Mental Illness

by Frank Strick, Clinical Research Director

THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR INFECTIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS

(The Research Institute for Infectious Mental Illness is no longer open.).

In considering an infectious etiology to any chronic mental illness there are at least four categories to consider. First are those infections already recognized to induce psychiatric symptoms. These include pneumonia, urinary tract infection, sepsis, malaria, Legionnaire’s disease, syphilis, typhoid, diphtheria, HIV, rheumatic fever and herpes. (Ref: Chuang)

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Lyme Bacteria Hides Inside Parasitic Worms, Causing Chronic Brain Diseases

Content Curated From: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lyme-bacteria-hides-inside-parasitic-worms-causing-chronic-brain-diseases-300270742.html WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The examination of autopsied brain tissues from patients who died of serious neurological conditions has revealed that many tick-borne infections, such as Lyme disease, go undiagnosed and untreated. Board-certified pathologist, Alan B. MacDonald, MD, says his research shows “tick infections are not easily detected with routine tests, … Read more Lyme Bacteria Hides Inside Parasitic Worms, Causing Chronic Brain Diseases

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