ASPIRE Webinar - Guest Lecturer - Craig Shimasaki, PHd, MBA - Can Infections Really Trigger Neuropsychiatric and Behavioral Disorders? Understanding a Biological Basis for Autoimmune Attacks on the Br
Lecture Title: Can Infections Really Trigger Neuropsychiatric and Behavioral Disorders? Understanding a Biological Basis for Autoimmune Attacks on the Brain
Lecturer: Craig Shimasaki, PHd, MBA
The burden of care and clinical challenges of neuropsychiatric and behavioral disorders are immense.
Compelling research and clinical studies demonstrate a connection between infections, the immune system, and the brain and how these can lead to autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders such as PANS and PANDAS.
The objective of this presentation is to provide a basic understanding of this autoimmune mechanism, which can aid in the proper identification and treatment of various neuropsychiatric disorders caused by immune dysfunction. This information may also provide insight into how this biological mechanism may also apply to other chronic disorders involving the brain and central nervous system.