I’ve been talking a lot recently about my experience of having Paediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (an illness which, despite its name, affects adults too), and how I was undiagnosed...
Sophia Attwells, HBS; Elaine Setiawan, PhD; Alan A. Wilson, PhD, Pablo M. Rusjan, PhD; Romina Mizrahi, MD, PhD, FRCP(C); Laura Miler, HBS; Cynthia Xu, MD; Margaret Anne Richter, MD, FRCP(C); Alan Kahn, MD, FRCP(C); Stephen J. Kish, PhD; Sylvain Houle, MD, PhD, FRCP(C); Lakshmi Ravindran, MD, FRCP(C); Jeffrey H. Meyer, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
JAMA Psychiatry 2017
The regional distribution of elevated TSPO VT argues that the autoimmune/neuroinflammatory theories of OCD should extend beyond the basal ganglia to include the cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical circuit. Immunomodulatory therapies should be investigated in adult OCD, rather than solely childhood OCD, particularly in cases with prominent distress when preventing compulsions.