Episode 339: It’s All In Your Head – an interview with Dr. Susan Trachman


Dr. Susan B. Trachman, MD is a practicing psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience, an Assistant Clinical Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Clinical Associate Professor at George Washington University. Dr. Trachman is also a prolific author and a columnist at Psychology Today.

Dr. Trachman grew up in the Long Island, New York Lyme belt where a passion for law and medicine grew out of a childhood interest in “learning how things worked”. She merged her two passions by focusing her medical school training and attending physician work to become the go-to doctor for “mystery cases”.

In this comprehensive interview, the award-winning Dr. Tractman discusses with Tick Boot Camp:

  • How her passion for exploring medically unexplained illnesses taught her to focus on Lyme disease;
  • How her Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship shaped her ability to diagnose and treat the neuropsychiatric presentations of Lyme disease;
  • How and why the acute care medical system in the United States is ill-equipped to diagnose and treat Lyme disease and chronic illnesses in general; and
  • How the shortcomings of the medical system are causing frustration and trauma to doctors and patients alike.

If you would like to learn more about how the author of the soon-to-be-released book on medically unexplained symptoms is using her medical detective skill set to diagnose and treat neuropsychiatric symptoms of Lyme disease, then tune in now!

PS Dr. Christine Arseneau special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!