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Jul 30, 2018

It has been said that when the organic basis of a mental disease is understood, it ceases to be psychiatry. Discovery of the spirochaete and penicillin emptied the asylums of the victims of tertiary syphilis; understanding the brain’s electrochemical networks delivered epilepsy to neurology; while advances in immunology promise to transform incurable schizophrenia into eminently curable autoimmune encephalitis.