This article quoted in the NYT certainly makes you wonder whether Dr Sarno is right when he speculates about the existence (or non-existence) of Lyme Disease as the cause of all kinds of symptoms that long-term sufferers say they are experiencing: http://www.slate.com/articles/healt..._effects_and_misleading_anecdotes.single.html I know I had a tick bite on March 9th of this year, after which I experienced all kinds of symptoms, including chronic colds and rashes. Only trouble was that I was tested and the results came up with no Lyme Disease, a high white blood cell count and nothing particularly remarkable. Only coincidence was that I was bitten on the anniversary of my father's death. Sounds pretty body-mind to me! Makes you wonder whether people with so-called chronic Lyme Disease actually are suffering from PPDs or TMS and are in turn "blaming" their arthritic symptoms on the old tick bite as they desperately look for a physical cause? Sounds a lot like people who say the pain in their back or butt is due to an old injury they had 15 years ago playing football.