Brain-relevant antibodies in first-episode psychosis: a matched case-control study.
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Psychological medicine, ISSN: 1469-8978, Vol: 48, Issue: 8, Page: 1257-1263
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- Psychology; Medicine; Antibodies; FEP; NMDA; VGKC-complex; first-episode psychosis; schizophrenia.; Medicine and Health Sciences; Psychiatry and Psychology
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There has been much recent excitement about the possibility that some cases of psychosis may be wholly due to brain-reactive antibodies, with antibodies to N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) and the voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC)-complex reported in a few patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP).