lyme and tick borne illnesses
Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne illness in the U.S. Lyme borreliosis is a serious illness and is most often transmitted together with other tick-borne infections. These can include Babesia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Bartonella and Rickettsia as well as others. Patients typically suffer from a wide constellation of symptoms which are frequently mistaken for other diagnoses.
Patients dealing with tick-borne illness very often suffer from neuropsychiatric complications.
These can present as everything from autism spectrum disorders, psychotic disorders, ADHD and mood disorders to OCD and anxiety. In addition, patients can have memory problems, irritability and rage, sleep problems and difficulty with concentration.
Nervous system irritability is a common presenting symptom with what can range from extreme sound and light sensitivity to seizures.
Dr. Williams has been diagnosing and treating neuropsychiatric manifestations of tick-borne disease since 2004. She offers complete tick and vector-borne illness testing. She speaks frequently around the country on invisible illness and neuropsychiatric manifestations.