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Psychiatric & Behavioral Symptoms of Tick-borne Diseases

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The Tidewater Inn

101 East Dover Street

Easton, MD 21601

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Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are endemic in the Mid-Atlantic Region. A trend seen in the patient population in recent years, is an increase in psychiatric, behavioral and neurological symptoms caused by these organisms. Ticks are now transmitting a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites and many of these organisms can affect the brain.

Dr. Robert Bransfield, a New Jersey psychiatrist, will be the speaker for this half-day conference. He will provide an indepth review of the microbes which can cause psychiatric and behavioral problems, and he will teach the attendees when to suspect that tick-borne diseases may be playing a role in their patients' and clients' mental health. Depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, autism, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, anger issues, suicide, violent behavior and more will be discussed in the context of when to suspect an underlying tick-borne disease as a causative agent. The attendees will have a good understanding of the common tick-borne diseases which can cause psychiatric and behavioral symptoms, their mechanism of action and link to mental health, and supporting pharmacolgy that may need to be used when the patient suffers from psychiatric symptoms.

About The Speaker. Dr. Bransfield is in private practice in Red Bank, NJ and he also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has previously held teaching appointments at Hahnemann Medical College, Drexel University School of Medicine and Eastern Virginia Medical School. He has taught in many settings to physicians, mental health professionals and the public. He has performed research, and has a particular interest in a unified theory of mental health and illness, the link between microbes and mental illness, the causes of autism, Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, the link between microbes and violence, psychopharmacology, pharmaceutical benefit management, mental health parity, healthcare delivery issues and preserving the integrity of the physician patient relationship. Dr Bransfield has authored a number of articles on topics related to tick-borne disease, psychiatry and healthcare policy issues. He has held a several administrative positions for various organizations involved with a number of health, mental health and community related activities.

Who Should Attend. Primary Care Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Neurologists, Social Workers, Nurses, and those with a particular interest in the topic.

Friday, May 1, 2010

6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Registration, Light Breakfast, and Visit Exhibitors

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Part 1 of the Presentation

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Break, Refreshments, and Visit Exhibitors

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Part 2 of the Presentation

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Questions and Answers

Exhibitors will remain set up for visitation after the conference.

Venue. The Tidewater Inn is a beautiful historic hotel and conference center located in the heart of Easton, Maryland, located on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The Tidewater Inn is located approximately a half an hour from Annapolis, Maryland, and about an hour southeast of the Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport.

Exhibitors: To learn about exhibitor opportunities, please contact Marilyn Williams at 410-726-4573 or by e-mailing delmarvalyme@yahoo.com

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