Can the immune system cause madness?

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Can the immune system cause madness?
« on: 25/03/2015 11:27:58 »
How might the immune system cause psychotic conditions?
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Re: Can the immune system cause madness?
« Reply #1 on: 24/03/2015 17:58:40 »
The half-blank clock-face sign is called "hemispatial neglect" ...

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... a patient with neglect might fail to eat the food on the left half of their plate, even though they complain of being hungry. If someone with neglect is asked to draw a clock, their drawing might show only the numbers 12 to 6, or all 12 numbers might be on one half of the clock face with the other half distorted or blank. Neglect patients may also ignore the contralesional side of their body; for instance, they might shave or apply make-up only to the non-neglected side ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemispatial_neglect#Presentation
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