Lyme Disease

Rebecca Zelis’ interest in the way families and communities are affected by chronic illness or disability comes from her own experience parenting a child with neuroborreliosis – neurological Lyme disease.

She advocates for people affected by Lyme disease, speaking as a trained mental health professional and as a parent of a child with a complex tick-borne illness.

Rebecca also speaks to health providers and education professionals about the psychiatric and cognitive manifestations of tick-borne diseases, and emphasizes the way chronic diseases affect family systems as well as individual patients.

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