Neurologic Disease Masquerades as Mental Disorder

Prevalence and clinical characteristics of serum neuronal cell surface antibodies in first-episode psychosis: a case-control study as originally seen in The Lancet Psychiatry. The two ladies in the video are diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis (NMDARE). I thought these cases very interesting, and figured we’d explore a little more about this rare disease. NMDARE is … Continue reading Neurologic Disease Masquerades as Mental Disorder

Promising New Biomarker of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

CCL11 is increased in the CNS in chronic traumatic encephalopathy but not in Alzheimer’s disease as originally seen in PLOS ONE Unless you’ve been under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard about the concussion scandals in the NFL. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE is why concussions are now taken so seriously. They’re finding that repeated … Continue reading Promising New Biomarker of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)