February, 2024

Bon Secours

Neuropsychiatric Consequences of Vector-borne Infections

Monday, February 26th, 2024, 7:00- 8:30pm EST

Dr. Robert C. Bransfield, MD, graduated from Rutgers College and George Washington University School of Medicine. His residency training was at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital. He is board-certified in Psychiatry and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Dr. Bransfield’s clinical activities have focused upon treating patients who are considered to be treatment-resistant. Many of these patients were found to have infectious disease contributors to their psychiatric symptoms. As a result, his research has often focused upon the association between infectious disease and mental illness. Lyme/tick-borne diseases are a complex interactive infections that can result in significant neuropsychiatric symptoms. The association between microbes and mental illness shall be reviewed with a greater attention to Lyme/tick-borne diseases. Pathophysiology, assessment and treatment shall be discussed.