Amelia (Amy) M. Withington, MD is a practicing Psychiatrist with a strong interest in the psychological and psychiatric effects of Lyme disease. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr Withington earned her BA in Psychology at Williams College and her M.D at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She did her Internship in Medicine and Neurology and residency in Psychiatry at Hahnemann University Hospital.
She is an attending Psychiatrist, Crozer-Keystone Health System, a partner in a large group practice, and Outpatient Psychiatrist at two community mental health centers. She is experienced in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of mentally retarded patients of all ages, often with neurologic and genetic disorders. Consultations include collaboration with internists, neurologists, geneticists, and the patient's treatment team.
Dr Withington brings special expertise to her understanding of the effects of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, including Morgellons disease, on psychological and psychiatric conditions.
Dr Withington was a speaker at the 2nd Annual Scientific/Medical Conference on Morgellons "Searching for the Uncommon Thread". Her topic was "My Morgellons Experience".
"To my knowledge I am one of only three medical doctors in the US who have Morgellons. I might have something to offer from my experience that might be useful to this unique gathering. I will be telling you my personal tale in the hope that it might provide some helpful information for each of you. If nothing else, it may be comforting to some of you to hear a doctor acknowledging from her own experience that Morgellons is a bona fide disease. Link to full text of Dr. Withington's presentation - 16 pages.