The topic of antibody mediated psychosis received some welcome publicity in December 2016, when the BBC2 news program hosted by Victoria Derbyshire covered the subject in a segment on the show. This included talking to Sarah Galloway, the author of the new booklet on antibody mediated psychosis. In the program she spoke eloquently about having the condition, her treatment and aims for the future. The program also talked to Dr Tom Pollak from Kings College London, who has been involved research about the role of immune system and mental health. The interview can be viewed here.
The airing on the BBC by Victoria Derbyshire led to a BBC article on the topic.
Dr Thomas Kabir from the McPin Foundation provides a commentary piece on new research on antibody mediated psychosis.
BBC radio interview with Professor Belinda Lennox on her research on antibody mediated psychosis and Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire, who talks about her lived experiences of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.
This article introduces Sarah Galloway’s experience of antibody mediated psychosis and the shift in research in examining the role of the immune system in schizophrenia. It then provides an overview of some of the ‘new’ research into the role of the immune system as a potential treatment for those with psychosis.