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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
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In brief: Bacterial Meningitis

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.

In brief: Bacterial Meningitis

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.
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