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A 18-year-old male asked:

Can bartonella infections cause psychiatric symptoms such as irritability and personality change or is that not the case generally?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Bartonella is an: infection given through spider, tick, and other insect bites. That category of bites can manifest in strange neurological symptoms and behavior change. Please see your doc for treatment, which is typically antibiotic in nature. Natural medicine providers may suggest a plant-based product called Dipsacus to kill the spirochete involved. Peace and good health.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Case reports: Depression, panic attacks, restlessness & agitation have sometimes been noted with Bartonella henselae infections.

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