Each year, nearly 500,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease–and this number continues to climb. While some patients experience a full recovery after treatment, many have found that complications of Lyme persist long after the initial diagnosis.
No one wants to be labeled with or struggle with a chronic disease, whether the expression is in body or mind. But the fact is 45%, almost half, the population struggles with a chronic illness. So why is mental illness thought about differently from diabetes, hypertension and many other chronic conditions?