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Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of psychiatric practice (Print), March 2013
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15 tweeters
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Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis
Published in
Journal of psychiatric practice (Print), March 2013
DOI 10.1097/01.pra.0000428562.86705.cd
Pubmed ID



Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is a newly described form of encephalitis associated with prominent psychiatric symptoms at onset. Recognition of the symptom complex is the key to diagnosis. Most patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis develop a multistage illness that progresses from initial psychiatric symptoms to memory disturbance, seizures, dyskinesia, and catatonia. Psychiatric manifestations include anxiety, mania, social withdrawal, and psychosis (i.e., delusions, hallucinations, disorganized behavior). The disorder is more common in females (80%), in approximately half of whom it is associated with an underlying ovarian teratoma. Treatment involves immunosuppression, with steroids and intravenous immunoglobulin considered first line. The disorder is particularly relevant to psychiatrists, because most patients are initially seen by psychiatric services. Psychiatrists should consider anti-NMDAR encephalitis in patients presenting with psychosis as well as dyskinesia, seizures, and/or catatonia, especially if there is no history of a psychiatric disorder. We present the case of a 37-year-old woman who demonstrated many of the key clinical features of this potentially treatable disorder.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Russia 1 1%
Unknown 76 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 20%
Researcher 15 19%
Student > Master 10 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 10%
Student > Bachelor 8 10%
Other 14 18%
Unknown 8 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 43%
Psychology 16 20%
Neuroscience 8 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 7 9%
Unknown 9 11%

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