Suicide and Lyme and Associated Diseases, New Study

bransfieldRobert Bransfield, MDA new study published in Neuropsychiatric Disease & Treatment by Robert Bransfield, MD examines the issues surrounding Lyme disease and other associated diseases. The article mentions that a number of other infectious diseases have been associated with suicides and that providers who work with Lyme patients have noted that suicide is a cause of death in some Lyme patients. He estimates over 1200 Lyme and associated diseases suicides in the US per year.

Bransfield RC. Suicide and Lyme and Associated Diseases. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 16 June 2017 Volume 2017:13 Pages 1575—1587. DOI

The article was published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment and is available online at

Dr. Bransfield is a member of the LDA’s Scientific & Professional Advisory Board
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Click below for Contagion® videos/transcripts with Dr. Bransfield on Lyme and associated diseases and Mental Health/Suicide

Are Patients with Chronic Infections at a Higher Risk for Suicide?

Is There an Association Between Lyme Disease and Suicidality?

Can Lyme Disease Increase Risk of Suicidal or Homicidal Impulses?

Establishing a Correlation Between Suicide and Lyme Disease