News

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

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:…

The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation Newsletter

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…

Un Bienvenu chaleureux à Kristel Dalbec / A Warm Welcome to Kristel Dalbec

Nous avons l’immense plaisir d’accueillir Kristel Dalbec sur notre réseau de soutien pour les familles touchés par l’encéphalite NMDA. Mme Dalbec apporte sa passion et sa conviction pour sensibiliser le grand publique sur les effets catastrophiques de cette maladie, dont…

The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation Newsletter

Acute symptomatic seizures secondary to autoimmune encephalitis and autoimmune‐associated epilepsy: Conceptual definitions - Steriade - - Epilepsia From onlinelibrary.wiley.com - Today, 2:34 PM Seizures are a well‐recognized and often prominent manifestation of autoimmune encephalitic syndromes. Progress in detection of pathogenic…

Sleep Disturbances and Disorders in Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

We are pleased to see the trend of clinicians/researchers zeroing in and characterizing some of the more typical features seen in patients diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, such as seizures, movement disorders and the psychiatric symptoms. Sleep disorders can now…