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Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Children and Adolescents with Lyme Disease
Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Children and Adolescents with Lyme Disease (Ages 5-21)
Sponsor:Columbia Lyme & Tick-borne Diseases Research Center, Global Lyme Alliance
Enrolling:Male and Female Patients
Clinic Visits:1
Age Range:Between 5 and 21 years old
IRB Number:7871
Contact: Lilly Murray: 646-774-7503 /
Additional Study Information:

After certain infections like strep throat, some children can develop sudden neuropsychiatric symptoms like OCD, anxiety, tics, problems eating and urinating, etc. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether Lyme disease can also cause the development of these sudden neuropsychiatric symptoms. Participation in this study consists of one 5-hour visit to our lab at Columbia University Medical Center, where we will collect blood and urine, perform neurocognitive testing, and complete a thorough physician evaluation. The in-person visit will be followed up with approximately 45 minutes of questionnaires that participants (and their parents, if under age 18) can complete at home on the computer. Participants will be compensated $50 for completing all study tasks.

Do You Qualify?
Is the participant between ages 5-21?YesNo
Was the participant first diagnosed with Lyme disease by a clinician within the past 18 months?YesNo
Did the participant experience a sudden onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms after Lyme infection?YesNo
Does the participant have an active substance abuse disorder?YesNo
Is the participant afraid of needles or has difficulty tolerating blood draw?YesNo
Shannon Delaney, MD
You may be eligible for this study

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Who Can I Contact?
For more information, please contact:
Lilly Murray
Phone: 646-774-7503