Psychiatrist Robert C. Bransfield, MD explains how lyme is often mistaken for psychiatric problems and how inflammation caused by b. Burgdorferi damages your nervous system. Dr. Bransfield offers himself as a resource to help your physician understand the neurological component of Lyme.
Dr. Bransfield is a board certified psychiatrist who graduated from Rutgers and the George Washington School of Medicine, and finished his psychiatric residency training at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital. He first became interested in the link between infections and mental health 20 years ago when a patient referred to him by an infectious disease doctor improved tremendously after she went back on antibiotics. He has been a past president of ILADS and the NJ psychiatric association, and currently owns a private practice in Red Bank, New Jersey.