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Autoimmune encephalitis: A potentially treatable cause of mental disorder

Abstract:

Autoimmune encephalitides can present with altered mental states, particularly psychosis and delirium. Psychiatrists need to be particularly vigilant in cases of first-episode psychosis and to look out for other, sometimes subtle, features of encephalitis. Encephalitis related to N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor autoantibodies is the most common autoimmune cause of isolated psychosis, the second being related to voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC)-complex antibodies. Psychiatrists shou...

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10.1192/apt.bp.113.011304

Authors


Rickards, H More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Nicholson, T More by this author
Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Journal:
Advances in Psychiatric Treatment
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
92-100
Publication date:
2014
DOI:
EISSN:
1472-1481
ISSN:
1355-5146
URN:
uuid:9fdcec18-5f07-4357-8518-4b22c5376775
Source identifiers:
458937
Local pid:
pubs:458937
Language:
English

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