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When the brain is under attack

A new disease at the crossroads of psychiatry and neurology could help in the understanding of psychosis

Annalisa Meier dreamed about moving to Manhattan for college and voting in her first presidential election in 2008. But with freshman year about to begin, the assertive and lively 18-year-old’s behavior changed. She grew indecisive, withdrawn, and quick to anger.

Then, Meier had a seizure.

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