Autoimmune encephalitides may account for epilepsies of so far unknown cause. These “autoimmune epilepsies” may respond well to immunotherapy. More than a dozen autoantibodies have been found with this constellation; therefore, broad autoantibody testing of serum-CSF pairs offers the best diagnostic yield. Several particular features raise the suspicion of an autoimmune cause in otherwise unexplained seizure disorders.
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Study Finds More Mental Health Visits Decreases Risk of Suicide Among Youths
Study finds that suicide risk was highest among youth with epilepsy, among other conditions. In addition, the odds of suicide decreased among those who had more mental health visits within the 30 days before the date of suicide.