The peak Lyme disease transmission season in New Jersey is May through August. Knowledge about this devastating disease, the importance of quick treatment and understanding of typical co-infections, are concerns for anyone living in Monmouth County.
The Holmdel High School Parent Teacher Student Organization, in cooperation with the non-profit Lyme Disease Association, invites the public to learn more about the silent disease at “Lyme Disease Lecture Night” taking place on April 26, 7-9 p.m. at the Holmdel High School Auditorium, 36 Crawfords Corner Road.
Medical experts will talk about the physical, neurological, psychological and emotional aspects of Lyme disease and the infections that can come along with it.
Topics to be discussed include common misdiagnoses and symptoms, testing choices, IEPs and school dynamics, reasons people don’t get better, treatment options, supportive therapies and the importance of early detection.
•Robert Bransfield MD, a Lyme-literate psychiatrist in private practice in Red Bank and Riverview Medical Center
•Judith Leventhal PhD, a neuropsychologist from NY specializing in children and adolescents
•Gerald Simons PA-C, former physician assistant for Joseph Burrascano MD, foremost authority on Lyme and Tick-borne infections
•Pat Smith, president of the national non- profit Lyme Disease Association.
According to the Lyme Disease Association, those who should are people who suffer from M.S. Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Epstein- Barr Fibromyalgia, IBS, Vertigo ADHD, ADD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Auditory Processing, Dyslexia, Autoimmune disorders, Scleroderma, Raynauds, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypothyroid, Prediabetes, Heart palpitations, Heart Block, Carditis.
People who suffer from the following might also find the information helpful:
Sleeping difficulties, Night Sweats, Anxiety, Depression, Lethargy, Irritability, Migratory aches and pains, Chronic Neck Headaches, Back and sinus problems, Visual problems, Light or Sound Sensitivity, Tingling, Tics, Seizures, Brain Fog, Restless Leg, Temperature Regulation Cognition, executive functioning deficits.