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Please find below, the latest news and announcements from the Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation.

Rest In Peace Wendy Station

It is with heavy heart, that we must share that our dear friend and encephalitis advocate, Wendy Station, lost her courageous battle with cancer overnight. Many of you may not have even known that she was fighting cancer because Wendy…

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NMDA-receptor encephalitis associated with COVID-19 infection in a toddler From www.pedneur.com - October 24, 9:48 PM Anti-NMDA receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is characterized by mood and behavior changes, seizures, abnormal movements, autonomic instability, and encephalopathy. It occurs most commonly in young…

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AE on the Hill From aealliance.org - September 16, 10:21 AM On Tuesday October 6, we launch an exciting new Advocacy program: AE on the Hill  Our long-term goal for the ‘AE on the Hill’ program is bold, empowering the…

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Cerebrospinal fluid, antineuronal autoantibody, EEG, and MRI findings from 992 patients with schizophreniform and affective psychosis From www.nature.com - Today, 12:19 PM The central role played by cerebrospinal-fluid (CSF) examinations including antineuronal autoantibody (Ab) testing is increasingly recognized in psychiatry.…

Welcome Laura Vander Steen, BA, MSW, RSW

You may recall Laura Vander Steen, the social worker working out of a large Vancouver hospital and Podcast host extraordainaire who last year produced a six-part episode on anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. Here is the link to that story icym it:…

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Autoimmune psychosis: an international consensus on an approach to the diagnosis and management of psychosis of suspected autoimmune origin From www.thelancet.com - Today, 5:47 PM There is increasing recognition in the neurological and psychiatric literature of patients with so-called isolated…

Driving After Recovery from Antibody Mediated Encephalitis (AME)

Our thanks to Dr. Gregory Day, the Foundation’s Clinical Director for this tremendous pilot study, that looks at the driving behaviours of those that have returned to driving after their illness. It clearly shows how the return to driving and…