Mystery Brain Disease Strikes Women in US

Doctors initially thought it was psychosis

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 9, 2013 1:49 PM CST

(Newser) – Doctors have been wrestling with a newly discovered illness that attacks mainly young women and looks a lot like psychosis. In Philadelphia, hospitalized women appeared possessed, crying or laughing hysterically one moment and turning catatonic the next. One had seizures and left her arms stuck...   Read full story »


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