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Infections and The Brain

I have never been diagnosed with a mental condition and they do not run in the family, as far as I know. I periodically have random bad thoughts. For example, I will worry that family members or pets are dying or being killed. After these thoughts go on for awhile, I end up in the doctor's office because I am physically not feeling well. The result is that the doctor finds an infection. A general infection is discovered by a blood test and I develop ear infections. Could these infections be affecting my brain? Do I need to see a neurologist to figure this out? Thank you!

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