Book List

The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) provides this list of a few selected books that may be of interest to professionals, patients and the public. Topics range from books that provide information on Lyme disease symptoms and treatment, Lyme books for and about children, a text on tick-borne diseases, a history of Lyme and advocacy until 2004, property protection, and experiences of well known individuals with Lyme disease.

Disclaimer: There are many more published books about Lyme which you can find in other places on the net. Inclusion on the LDA list should not be viewed as an endorsement, and the views of the authors may not be necessarily those of the LDA. Please do not send us books to review for the list as we do not have the staff to review material. Thanks.


11 February 2018

Fallon ConqueringLymeDisease loBy Brian A. Fallon, MD, and Jennifer Sotsky, MD. Published December 2017
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the United States, with more than 300,000 cases diagnosed each year. However, doctors are deeply divided on how to diagnose and treat it, giving rise to the controversy known as the “Lyme Wars.” Firmly entrenched camps have emerged, causing physicians, patient communities, and insurance providers to be pitted against one another in a struggle to define Lyme disease and its clinical challenges. Health care providers may not be aware of its diverse manifestations or the limitations of diagnostic tests. Meanwhile, patients have felt dismissed by their doctors and confused by the conflicting opinions and dubious self-help information found online.

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10 February 2018

By MarLyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change by Pfeiffery Beth Pfeiffer. (for general release Feb. 8, 2018) Publication Date: April 17, 2018
Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change documents the human contribution to the dangerous spread of Lyme disease to dozens of countries and multitudes of people. In a book based firmly in science, author Mary Beth Pfeiffer shows ticks climbing mountains and crossing borders as temperatures rise and ecosystems altered. As important, Pfeiffer challenges medical dogma that has left many untreated. Lyme makes a powerful case for action to combat ticks, address patient pain, and recognize humanity's role in creating an epidemic. 

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15 March 2017

HowCanIGetBetter 1stbook NYTScienceBSLBy Richard I. Horowitz, MD. Published November 12, 2013
From one of the country's foremost doctors comes a ground-breaking book about diagnosing, treating and healing Lyme, and peeling away the layers that lead to chronic disease. Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme & Chronic Disease, which reached New York Times #1 Bestseller in Science, is the first of two books by Richard Horowitz, MD. You may not know that you have Lyme. It can mimic every disease process including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions like MS, psychiatric conditions like depression and anxiety, and cause significant memory and concentration problems, mimicking early dementia.

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15 March 2017

HowCanIGetBetter loBy Richard I. Horowitz, MD. Published February 14, 2017
Richard Horowitz, MD, whose first book reached New York Times #1 Bestseller in Science, just released his second book, How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme and Chronic Disease through St. Martin’s Press, February 2017. Are you sick, but can’t find any answers why? Do you have a seemingly unconnected collection of symptoms that leave doctors guessing? Or have you been diagnosed, but found that none of the treatments seems to make a difference? You may have Lyme disease and not even know it.

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15 March 2017

Liegner jacketBy Kenneth Liegner, MD. Published October 2015
In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme Disease is a serious book, written by a serious physician about a serious disease. The book is not for casual reading but is an excellent resource for physicians, advocates, patients, and policy makers. It informs those who want to understand the history of Lyme disease and glean insights into why and how a disease which now afflicts about 400,000 people annually in the US has become one of the most controversial diseases in history, with no end to the controversy in sight.

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16 March 2017

compendiumBy Kathleen Spreen, DO. Published 2013
Compendium of Tick-Borne Disease: A Thousand Pearls,
written by Kathleen Spreen, DO is now available for sale. It is 856 pages of practical advice and reasonable options. Topics include Challenge of TBIs, Ticks, Immunology, History of TBDs, Concept of Co-Infection, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis/ Anaplasmosis, Bartonellosis, Mycoplasma fermentans, Borreliosis, Controversies around Lyme, Other Recognized TBIs, Overall Patient Evaluation, History of Present TBD, Patient History, Review of Systems, Physical Examination, Ordering Appropriate Tests, Scientific Basis & Interpretation and much more.

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