Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

New Treatments Based on Specific Genetic and Autoimmune Causes of Psychiatric Illness Under Investigation

Doctors and researchers have found that some patients with refractory schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder have underlying lupus, and once treated for lupus, their psychiatric symptoms disappear. Dr. Sander Marx found that two patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder who were completely detached from reality and had been institutionalized for decades almost completely recovered following treatment for lupus.

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