Autoimmune Schizophrenia

13 Jul

Schizophrenia shares many similarities with Autoimmune disorders,such as low Vitamin D levels,and autoantibodies to the brain have been found in some people who have previously received a diagnosis of Schizophrenia.
Unfortunately,these findings are not well known,neither to lay people or medical practitioners, including Immunologists,possibly due to the stigma of Schizophrenia producing a disinterest in research into this illness and a disbelief that there could be an organic (physical) cause to an illness that produces such severe brain and behavioural symptoms.
The below list of blogs have interesting information regarding Schizophoenia as an Autoimmune Disease in some people.

http://www.elaine-moore.com/Articles/AutoimmuneDiseases/AutoimmuneDiseaseandSchizophrenia/tabid/218/Default.aspx

http://evolutionarypsychiatry.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/is-schizophrenia-autoimmune-disease.html?m=1

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