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Lime Disease and Schizophrenia

CITATION:  Solvason, Hugh B,  Biggart, Elizabeth,  Spiegel, David.  (1996).  A 25-Year-Old Woman with Hallucinations, Hypersexuality, Nightmares, and a Rash.  The American Journal of Psychiatry. Washington: Vol.153, Iss. 4;  pg. 545, 7 pgs

ABSTRACT:   The case of a 25-year-old Asian-American single woman diagnosed with chronic paranoid schizophrenia since age 19 is discussed. Her symptoms resembled psychotic-like dissociative spells, not schizophrenia. She was diagnosed with probable neuroborreliosis, or Lyme disease, which left untreated, can lead to an acute schizophrenia-like psychoses.


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