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Lyme Disease - medical myopia and the hidden global pandemic
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Why is a psychiatrist treating Lyme disease? The landscape of Lyme - a multi-system problem; The difficulty of differential diagnosis and the paradox of specialties; The Lyme maze - too many specialists and how to escape; Better guidelines; Better diagnostics; Better treatment practices - integrative medicine; Better treatment practices - antibiotic therapy; Global epidemic: From New York to Minneapolis and London to Sydney; Ireland and the UK; Continental Europe (France & Germany); Australia; Return to the US; Patient healing; After Lyme; Lyme as teacher and guide (diet, exercise, mental health)

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Dr Bernard Raxlen MD specialises in neuropsychiatry and neurocognitive complications. Over the past 30 years, he has successfully treated over 6500 cases of tick-borne disease and today over 90% of his practice is devoted to chronic Lyme disease (CLD) and co-infections. He was an original member and co-founder of AIMS (Academy for Integrated Medical Studies) and served for several years on the Board of Directors of the Omega Institute. He is founding member and secretary of the board of governors of ILADS (the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society) and also is serving as the chairman of its Ethics Committee. He was awarded the Humanitarian Award by the Turn the Corner Foundation, and has been a featured speaker in more than 40 workshops over the years on topics ranging from psychiatry, drug abuse, psychoneuroimmunology and tick-borne diseases. He has been on US national television (ABC, NBC, Fox) discussing medical concerns pertaining to TBD and is featured on the Discovery Channel in the Mystery Illness discussing Lyme disease. Allie Cashel BA is the author of Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme disease in an Age of Denial (North Atlantic Books) and the co-founder and president of Suffering the Silence. Since starting work with STS, Allie has been invited to speak at events around the US and beyond, ranging from private fundraisers, to medical schools, to bookstores and support groups. Some highlights include: an appearance on Good Day NY (Fox5), a presentation at a United States Congressional Forum and her facilitation of workshops on disability, inclusion and storytelling around the country. Allie is a member of the Young Leaders Council of the Global Lyme Alliance and works as a marketing and content development consultant for both non-profit and for-profit clients.

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