News

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

New Patient Story: Melissa from Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.

The Foundation is grateful to Melissa for sharing her story with us and with all our followers, thereby raising awareness and hope for those still struggling. Like so many of the patient stories we hear, before being properly diagnosed, she…

Latest News from the Foundation – Tanisha’s Story

Yesterday was World Encephalitis Day 2019 and this story only reached us a little late in the day. Nevertheless, here at the Foundation we raise awareness practically 365 days a year. We are grateful to Tanisha for sharing her uplifting…

New Study: Sleep Disturbances in Autoimmune Encephalitis

Seizures and movement disorders are very common in anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, as well as other forms of autoimmune encephalitis (AE) and researchers have undertaken to study them more closely.Another very commonly seen feature in most AE patients are sleep disturbances,…

Thank you and Congratulations – Travel Award Recipient

The Foundation would like to thank all those neurology and psychiatry trainees who applied for the Foundation’s Travel award to attend the Symposium titled Autoimmune Encephalitis: The Bridge between Neurology and Psychiatry, at Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York City,…

Denise’s story

We are grateful to Denise for sharing her story with us – a crucial step in her recovery and healing journey.  We know that the process is long and often-times, a step forward and two steps back, but that over…

Evelyn’s story

The story of Evelyn is typical of so many who are first seen in psychiatry due to the predominance of psychiatric symptoms, leading to an admission to a psychiatric ward or hospital.  Only after the patient develops seizures and/or a…