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Study on the effects of Lyme's Disease in Adolescents

The effects of Lyme's Disease can be profound and far-reaching. In addition to the familial ramifications that persist when one or more family members is affected; the disease can also severely impact cognitive functioning. When adolescents are stricken with the disease, learning may become problematic as cognitive impairments can include memory and concentration problems.

The effects of Lyme's Disease can be profound and far-reaching. In addition to the familial ramifications that persist when one or more family members is affected; the disease can also severely impact cognitive functioning. When adolescents are stricken with the disease, learning may become problematic as cognitive impairments can include memory and concentration problems. Despite this, much of the studies currently published in medical and psychiatric journals largely ignore the effects of Lyme's disease on adolescents.

Patrick McAuliffe, a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, has begun a study on the effects of Lyme's in adolescents. His advisor is Dr. Brian Fallon, a noted Lyme's researcher and associate professor of psychiatry at Columbia.

The article, entitled "Lyme study could help adolescents" appeared in the March 23, 2002 edition of the Poughkeepsie (NY) Journal.

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Published Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2002