Can Meningococcal infection cause bipolar?
Q: Our son survived menengicocol meningitus at the age of 3 years. Now as a 20 year old, is stuggling to identify his exact source of depression and finding the appropriate medication. Knowing that he is not only fortunate to have survived the disease, & without loss of limb, in your opinion, is it possible that this kind of childhood trauma could leave him prone to bi polar/depression/mood disorders? Also, is it advisable to ask for a thyroid check if one has not been done?
Dear Allen --