Failure to diagnose Limbic Encephalitis
Patients suffering from Limbic Encephalitis may be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia. In a recent article in the Washington Post, Sandra G. Boodman tells the story of a 16 year old girl who was hospitalized for treatment of what seemed to be a severe psychotic break and who went through weeks of hell before a neurologist diagnosed her with Limbic Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that can lead to permanent neurological damage or even death if not treated on time.
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