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I was listening to Ed Schultz this morning when a man identifying himself as a doctor came on the air and urged that the body of Adam Lanza, the Newtown shooter, be immediately tested for Lyme Disease.
He said something neither Schultz nor I had ever heard before: Lyme Disease can affect the brain and cause violent outbursts. They even have a name for it: "Lyme Rage".
As you may know, Connecticut is Ground Zero for Lyme Disease; in fact the disease is named after the town of Lyme, CT. And Newtown is a fairly rural area, about 50 miles due west of Lyme, with no doubt plenty of tick-infested deer around.
There seems to be lots of information on Google about Lyme Rage. If you're interested in researching it, here's a link to get you started.