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Is psychosis an ‘immune disorder’?

Is psychosis an ‘immune disorder’? | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
A fascinating new study has just been published which found evidence for the immune system attacking a neuroreceptor in the brain in a small proportion of people with psychosis.
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Just ✨ inspired ✨by my #autoimmune #encephalitis #antiNMDAr in 2015 - now #survivor spreading #awareness https://t.co/UJMayZfCw4
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Through NMDAR, mGluR5, GABA and other receptors, from #autoimmune to #Psychiatry #encephalitis #AntiNMDAR… https://t.co/qiJeEAfcR2
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Just ✨ inspired ✨by my #autoimmune #encephalitis #antiNMDAr in 2015 - now #survivor spreading #awareness https://t.co/UJMayZfCw4
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Why Neuroimmunology Is Crucial to 21st-Century Pediatric Neuroscience - Consult QD

Why Neuroimmunology Is Crucial to 21st-Century Pediatric Neuroscience - Consult QD | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Understanding the intersection of the nervous and immune systems is increasingly important for pediatric neurologists and their colleagues. A Cleveland Clinic expert explains why.
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Autoimmunity in Psychiatry - What Should Psychiatrists Look For?

Autoimmunity in Psychiatry - What Should Psychiatrists Look For? | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Missing an autoimmune disease masquerading as a psychiatric disorder can have devastating consequences and in some cases, be fatal.
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Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome and Anti-NMDA-Receptor Antibodies

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome and Anti-NMDA-Receptor Antibodies | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
This case highlights the interesting dilemma of a patient who presented with alcohol-related brain damage but had serum Anti-NMDA-R abs and an ovarian cyst.
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List of known antibodies in #autoimmune #encephalitis. And growing! #neuroimmunology https://t.co/vW9FrJDej3
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“Rare Is Everywhere” – A Terrific New Children’s Book

“Rare Is Everywhere” – A Terrific New Children’s Book | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
“I’ve met so many kids in the last two decades-- personally and professionally - who feel like they are the only ones that are different. Even though I would tell them “you aren't the only one, there are so many others like you, and your difference can be a strength,”
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Autoimmune encephalitis in psychiatric institutions: current perspecti | NDT

Autoimmune encephalitis in psychiatric institutions: current perspecti | NDT | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Autoimmune encephalitis in psychiatric institutions: current perspectives Chloe Bost,1–3 Olivier Pascual,2,3 Jérôme Honnorat1–3 1French Reference Center of Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndrome, Hospices...
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When the Body Attacks the Mind

When the Body Attacks the Mind | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
A physiological theory of mental illness
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Top Notch article!
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Mattoon Woman Speaks Out About Her Rare Autoimmune Disease

Mattoon Woman Speaks Out About Her Rare Autoimmune Disease | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
It's a rare autoimmune disease where one day you're fine, the next like you're going crazy. A 25-year-old Mattoon woman experienced the disease first hand over the summer and is now sharing he
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#antiNMDAR Not so rare but rarely diagnosed!

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Tweet from @ERFLIGHTNURSE

Tweet from @ERFLIGHTNURSE | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. #youdontwantit #DYN16PEI https://t.co/VeWxkkoJi7
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Some psychosis cases an 'immune disorder' - BBC News

Some psychosis cases an 'immune disorder' - BBC News | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Some patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may have a treatable immune disorder, a study suggests.
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Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis: An emerging differential diagnosis in the psychiatric community

Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis: An emerging differential diagnosis in the psychiatric community | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Article Citation: Taylor A. Nichols (2016) Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis: An emerging differential diagnosis in the psychiatric community. Mental Health Clinician: November 2016, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp. 297-303.
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@encephalitis Glad to have the opportunity to meet Dr Jim Morrow #neurologist and #autoimmune #encephalitis survivo… https://t.co/wmz6oam0tQ
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NMDAR Antibodies Guide Therapy for Encephalitis in a Young Child - Consult QD

NMDAR Antibodies Guide Therapy for Encephalitis in a Young Child - Consult QD | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
A toddler presents after a prolonged complex partial seizure with agitation and hyperkinetic movements. MRI shows subtle FLAIR signal changes in the fronal gyrus. How would you proceed?
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Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis | Center for Autoimmune Neurology | Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis | Center for Autoimmune Neurology | Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Our Center is dedicated to helping patients with autoimmune and paraneoplastic disorders affecting the nervous system, including anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.
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Tweet from @cn_innovation

Tweet from @cn_innovation | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Dr. Wells @childrenshealth has made a huge impact in autoimmune encephalitis care by starting the Neuro-Immunology… https://t.co/Dr0ZD620m6
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When The Immune System Attacks the Brain - Case Files of a Young Female with Mania - Psych Scene Hub

When The Immune System Attacks the Brain - Case Files of a Young Female with Mania - Psych Scene Hub | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
When The Immune System Attacks the Brain – Case Files of a Young Female with Mania https://t.co/xY6TuEBLT1
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Listing of known autoimmune encephalitis antibodies published by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania - Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance

We get a lot of questions about known AE antibodies.
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From Demonic Possession to Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

From Demonic Possession to Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Throughout the ages, convulsions, contortions of the body and face, including the tongue, super-human strength, catatonic periods, long periods of wakefulness or sleep, insensitivity to pain, speaking in tongues, and a predilection for...
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Autoimmune encephalitis in the age of neuronal surface antigens

Autoimmune encephalitis in the age of neuronal surface antigens | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Since anti-NMDA receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis was first described almost a decade ago, the family of disorders associated with antibodies against neuronal surface antigens is one of the most rapidly expanding categories of neurologic disease.
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Anti NMDA Receptor Encephalitis: How I Learned to Love the Name. By Nesrin Shaheen, from the Anti-NMDA Foundation, Canada. Mother of the first canadian patient. - News - Neuroimmunology Program

Anti NMDA Receptor Encephalitis: How I Learned to Love the Name. By Nesrin Shaheen, from the Anti-NMDA Foundation, Canada. Mother of the first canadian patient. - News - Neuroimmunology Program | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
I used to HATE the words Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis (ANMDAre)! The name, similar to the disease it represents, is complicated and mysterious.
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I am a little embarrassed to share this... - Ashlyn Washington | Facebook

I am a little embarrassed to share this as I started just an exercise to process my anger/grief but wanted to share as I think some of you will relat
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