‘When schizophrenia isn’t schizophrenia’

This Saturday marks ‘World Encephalitis Day’ raising awareness of syndromes caused by brain inflammation, but as Joel Petch, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health and Bioscience at Christ Church and Dan W Joyce, Research fellow from the University of Oxford discuss, some cases may be misdiagnosed as a form of schizophrenia, not encephalitis and this has the potential to delay the correct treatment.