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Odd behaviour, strange ideas and the immune system
Wed 22 March 2017, 18:00 – 19:00 GMT
In 2009, doctors in Cambridge discovered a small proportion of people with psychosis have antibodies in their blood which bind to brain proteins. If they are treated with drugs to eliminate antibodies, psychosis improves. Professor Alasdair Coles, scientists and people affected by psychosis discuss the implications of this understanding of how the immune system affects our behaviour and thoughts.