Chronic Lyme disease is a complicated, confusing, and terrifying abyss-a black hole of human suffering, conflicting views, widespread corruption, and unrelenting medical navigation. Lyme Madness chronicles the author's and adult son's medical odyssey while capturing the current landscape of immeasurable suffering, twisted politics and medical madness that ensues worldwide. It provides a platform for the many voices of chronic Lyme sufferers, caregivers, and activists, along with the very few doctors and politicians all fighting for awareness, support and justice around the globe. It is a bold testament to the undeniable existence of this medical nightmare where millions are suffering and few are listening. The voices and pleas for medical acknowledgement of this widely negated disease are powerful, compelling, and a clarion call-to-action for those in power to put an end to the political roadblocks that have kept chronic Lyme disease in the shadows for more than forty years.
About the Author:
Lori Dennis is a Registered Psychotherapist and a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is also a clinical member of The Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP) and a general member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). Her Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology is from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Lori currently has a private practice in mid-town Toronto, in the heart of Rosedale.
Ever since her adult son fell ill in the fall of 2012, her only focus has been to help him get well. Little did she know at the start of this medical odyssey just how deep and unending this rabbit hole would be. While helping her son navigate his medical journey from "no answers" to continued recovery, she was determined to write this book to help others navigate this long and arduous path from illness to wellness-the overwhelming and complicated trek that comes with having chronic Lyme disease. She was also determined to provide a platform for other Lyme sufferers to have their voices heard in an effort to end the madness. A madness where millions are suffering around the globe while mainstream medicine continues to turn its back on the sick and infirm.
Read Lori's article in Mad in America here .