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Bacterial meningitis, can it cause long term problems such as bipolar disorder or anxiety? way of thinking? impulse control?

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Dr. Alan Cohen answered

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It is possible for residual neurological effects to occur by post- infectious syndromes or local inflammatory reactions. There is no specific post infectious psychiatric symptom. Years after the infection , an additional stressor may bring to the surface a sub clinical condition that was a residual vulnerability from the meningitis.

Answered Jan 31, 2020



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