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Psychiatrists need to be vigilant for the newly recognised and treatable disorder of antibody-mediated encephalitis. Psychiatric symptoms are common, and individuals with the disorder often present initially to psychiatric services. We describe the clinical features of the disorder and make recommendations for further investigations.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.bp.111.095042

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

02/2012

Volume

200

Pages

92 - 94

Keywords

Autoantibodies, Encephalitis, Female, Humans, Potassium Channels, Voltage-Gated, Receptors, N-Methyl-D-Aspartate, Schizophrenia