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Welcome to Integrative Psychiatry for Lyme Disease Treatment

Understanding Chronic Lyme Disease and Mental Health

Chronic Lyme disease can significantly impact mental health, presenting with symptoms such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, suicidal ideations, and insomnia.


As an integrative psychiatrist, I specialize in identifying and treating these symptoms to help you regain your quality of life.

Comprehensive Care for Chronic Lyme Disease and Co-Infections

Chronic Lyme disease often involves co-infections from various microbes carried by ticks. Effective treatment must address these co-infections along with Lyme disease to ensure comprehensive care.

Complications of Chronic Lyme Disease

Chronic Lyme disease can lead to numerous complications, including:

  • Chronic Inflammation and Imbalances: Adrenal gland imbalances, thyroid dysfunction (hypothyroidism), and autonomic nervous system dysregulation (unstable blood pressure, heat/cold intolerance, anxiety).

  • Food and Chemical Sensitivities: Increased sensitivity to gluten and multiple chemical sensitivities.

  • Autoimmunity and Viral Reactivation: Conditions such as autoimmunity and reactivation of viruses like Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).

  • Histamine Reactions: Mast cell activation syndrome contributing to inflammatory symptoms.

Neurological and Psychiatric Issues

The Lyme bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) and co-infections like Babesia and Bartonella affect the nervous system, causing:

  • Brain fog

  • Cognitive dysfunction (memory and focus issues)

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Irritability

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Severe symptoms such as panic attacks, suicidal ideation, mood swings, and rage episodes

Mold Susceptibility

Individuals with chronic Lyme disease are often more susceptible to complications from mold exposure, with overlapping symptoms.

Accurate Diagnosis for Effective Treatment

Diagnosis involves a careful clinical history and supplemental laboratory testing. Conventional CDC testing often lacks sensitivity, detecting Lyme only 50% of the time. Superior testing methods, such as the IGenex Immunoblot, include more strains of Lyme Borrelia and Tickborne Relapsing Fever Borrelia, providing more accurate results. Co-infections also require specific testing and treatments.


Integrative Treatment Approach

A personalized, integrative treatment plan is crucial for addressing the diverse symptoms of chronic Lyme disease. Our approach combines pharmaceutical and herbal antibiotics to target Lyme bacteria from multiple angles:​

Our integrative approach also considers treatments for GI symptoms, fatigue, mental health symptoms, inflammation, immune function, detoxification, and mold burden.

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If you are struggling with chronic Lyme disease and its mental health effects, I am here to help. Fill out the form below to begin your journey towards better health and well-being.


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