Thursday, August 9, 2007

This raises some interesting theories

The Associated Press story about President Bush having been treated for Lyme disease last year includes this passage:

"Lyme disease is a tick-borne infection that, if left untreated, can cause arthritis and other problems. Symptoms can include lethargy, joint pain, fever, limping and loss of appetite."

What the story doesn't say is that a broad range of psychiatric reactions have been associated with Lyme disease, including paranoia, dementia, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, panic attacks and major depression.

Just thought you ought to know.


Anonymous said...

You mean like tick boy Senator Chucky Schumer?

The Rascal said...

The difference, of course, is that while, Schumer, too, has been treated for Lyme disease, he's shown no signs of dementia.