Lyme borreliosis and associations with mental disorders and suicidal behavior: a nationwide Danish cohort study - Fallon BA, Madsen T, Erlangsen A, Benros ME.

OBJECTIVE: Lyme borreliosis is a tick-borne infectious disease that may confer an increased risk of mental disorders, but previous studies have been hampered by methodological limitations, including small sample sizes. The authors used a nationwide retrosp...
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CONCLUSIONS: Individuals diagnosed with Lyme borreliosis in the hospital setting had an increased risk of mental disorders, affective disorders, suicide attempts, and suicide. Although the absolute population risk is low, clinicians should be aware of potential psychiatric sequelae of this global disease.PMID:34315282 | DOI:10.1176/appi.ajp.2021.20091347
Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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