Some research has shown a connection between chronic Lyme disease and ADHD. But the connection isn’t clear and chronic Lyme disease (CLD) is mired in controversy with doctors and other medical professionals disagreeing on the existence of CLD.
According to a presentation on research at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, adults with CLD self-reported more ADHD symptoms than adults without CLD. Dr. Joel Young, who presented the findings stated, “Cognitive deficits associated with CLD have been demonstrated before, although this is the first survey to identify a linkage between these two conditions…Symptoms of CLD include persistent fatigue and unexplained generalized pain. We conclude that many individuals who are diagnosed with CLD might have ADHD (inattentive type.) We believe that many are diagnosed with CLD inaccurately and that ADHD symptoms might better explain their persistent pain and fatigue.” 
What is Lyme...
It’s summertime and that means it is tick season. While tick bites are usually harmless, they can carry diseases, such as Lyme disease. In the United States, Lyme disease is most often found in the East Coast, North Central states and in Northern California. Deer ticks and black legged ticks can carry Lyme disease. These ticks are normally found in woody or grassy areas, however, they can be found in cities as well.
If you have a tick bite and are in an area where Lyme disease is common, you should talk with your doctor. Early antibiotic treatment can often prevent further problems from developing. The initial signs of Lyme disease are a bulls-eye rash around the site of the bite and flu-like symptoms which usually occur about a month after the bite. Symptoms sometimes go away but health problems can still develop later.
Preventing Tick Bites
Ticks are most commonly found in wooded, grassy or bushy areas. When walking in these types of areas wear long-sleeve...
Unique proteins discovered in spinal fluid can distinguish neurologic post-treatment Lyme disease (nPTLS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) from one another and also from people in normal health, according to a study published last week in the journal PloS ONE . There are many similarities between nPTLS (sometimes called chronic Lyme disease) and ME/CFS besides the fact that they both have rather long names.
The two illnesses have strikingly similar symptoms, which include muscle and joint pain, severe fatigue and cognitive functioning problems like difficulty with memory and concentration.
Both conditions can be very difficult to diagnose. Many patients have suffered for years and are often misdiagnosed before finally getting an accurate diagnosis.
It is not unusual for nPTLS and ME/CFS patients to also be diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Both conditions have a long history of controversy, with much disagreeme...
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