Some patients sectioned with psychotic conditions, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, may actually have a treatable immune disorder, say Oxford University scientists.
A study in the Lancet Psychiatry suggests up to one in 11 cases of psychosis may involve antibodies attacking parts of the brain.
Blood samples were taken from 228 people in a UK-wide trial.
The finding is controversial, but opens up a new way of treating patients.
I thought this was a very interesting story.
In the article a sceptical researcher says the chances are “extremely low”.
This reminds me of the guy on here who ended up having Lyme disease.
@ninjastar, I think you are talking about @jeroenp. He tested positive for Lyme disease, but further investigation revealed that in fact he didn’t have it. I am curious how he’s doing right now.
Yeah, that’s who I was thinking of. I didn’t know he ended up not having it. That made me really paranoid for a while.
I tested positive for Lyme years ago, maybe that’s all that’s wrong with me lol
Hi, all i can say i respond to certain anti biotics to complete symptom free
The abx are that i reacted to in 3 days! were
Minocycline 50 mg
Cipro abx ear drops ! only 2 ear drops left and right
they only worked once but for several weeks i felt cured
i tried sarcosine, with limited success,
i think i might have some sort of infection, but i don’t really know what it is ;( some sort of lyme yes propably correct
This happened to a friend of mine. She had heavy hallucinations for years, but after the doctors discovered she had something called Hashimoto’s, and started treating her for it, the hallucinations stopped.