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Bacterial disorders are illnesses caused by bacteria. These can have a number of neurological and behavioral effects.

Psychologists are interested in this group of diseases for several reasons:

The disorders include:

Stress and the immune systemEdit

The bodies response to bacterial infections is mediated by the immune system whose effectiveness may be be affected by various stress factors

See alsoEdit


  1. Marzillier, S.l (2009). Why psychologists need to know about Lyme disease, Clinical Psychology Forum, 194, 37-40

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