Dr. Virginia T. Sherr, M.D.

Virginia T Sherr MD Lyme-Literate Psychiatrist, emeritus founding member and 9-year Board Member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society

In addition to the usual things psychiatrists know how to do, Dr. Virginia T Sherr is a Lyme-Literate Psychiatrist, an emeritus founding member of ILADS, and is a 9 year board member of that organization -- the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. She would be willing to help you find your correct diagnoses. She can offer you needed counseling and/or psychiatric treatments that could help you deal with those infections should they be present. These treatments are specifically designed to address the emotional and/or psychiatric sequela due to infections and co-infections if any are present.

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    Dr. Virginia Sherr
    Board Certified Psychiatrist

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  • Testimonials from Patients

    “I am humbled with the medical articles you sent me. They are just my most precious possessions right now. Thank you so much. I WISH I could do something for you in return. Kind regards from a desperate mom.”

    “It was a pleasure and a privilege seeing you today. I am very grateful for your understanding, care, careful attention to details, insight, knowledge, and experience. I feel more hopeful and encouraged about my recovery from Lyme and whatever other medical issues I may have now that I am working with you, which is truly priceless.”

    “…from me and on behalf of all the other patients with this disease who you have so generously served over the years. THANK YOU. You have made a world of difference to patients while advancing the state of our knowledge and ILADS goals. A very successful career, I’d say!”

    “You are truly a wonderful human being. Thank you for having been there to help pull me through this. May God bless you & watch over you always!”

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Chronic Lyme disease patients may face a long hard fight to wellness. People with chronic Lyme can have many debilitating symptoms, including severe fatigue, anxiety, headaches, and joint pain. Without proper treatment, chronic Lyme patients have a poorer quality of life than patients with diabetes or a heart condition.
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The When To Suspect Lyme Disease
This essay, written by John D. Bleiweiss, M.D., in April, 1994 is very long, but also very comprehensive and helpful. Any doctor checking for Lyme disease would do well to read this essay first; any potential patient should read this carefully in order to know how to discuss symptoms with his/her physician and should leave a copy for the doctor’s reference. (Do not be concerned—it may be read only by the office staff but they are the ones who often guide their physicians to much needed resources.)
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Psychiatric Lyme Disease Brochure
The diagnosis of Lyme disease is based on clinical presentation; the laboratory can support or confirm the diagnosis, but it cannot rule it out. Similarly, testing for Bartonella and Babesia is also plagued by a high degree of false negativity. Dr. Robert Bransfield, a psychiatrist who specializes in infectious causes of neuropsychiatric illness, has developed a structured clinical interview to assess patients. Go to mentalhealthandillness.com .
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Internation Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme and its associated diseases and strongly supports physicians and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases. By supporting ILADS you will improve physician understanding of Lyme disease and increase public awareness of the devastation Lyme causes to the lives of people worldwide.
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Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines for Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses
Traditionally, Lyme is defined an infectious illness caused by the spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb). While this is certainly technically correct, clinically the illness often is much more than that, especially in the disseminated and chronic forms.
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LymeRing
This site provides details about Lyme disease symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Advocacy info and peer-reviewed medical literature are also available. You will find articles as well as an extensive directory of information about Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.
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