Suddenly, Hannah Farrell found it difficult to talk and became oblivious. The doctors put her in psychiatry – a fatal mistake.
The summer of 2017 was very stressful for a 22-year-old student Hannah Farrell from Dublin, Ireland. The exam was, and she had just started working in the deli. Too much for Farrell-the young woman thought of a breakdown when her body went on strike, she became more and more oblivious, had trouble talking and had to sleep more than usual.
When she went to the doctor, he also suspected psychological problems. A therapist diagnosed depression and referred the young woman to a psychiatric clinic – only then did the doctors notice That something else was responsible for the young woman's complaints,
Only sleepy and very forgetful; it was behind it
Referring to the British news portal, Farrell recalled:I did not feel depressed, deep inside I knew that something more evil was going on.But I felt as if the doctors assumed that I simply did not want to get help for mental illness. "
The change in their behavior, the demand for high sleep, the unclear pronunciation, and the extreme forgetfulness were not mentally conditioned: Doctors have not identified a dangerous brain infectionIt was responsible for the symptoms. An MRI scan provides clarity: the young woman has suffered from brain inflammation, inflammation of the brain, which is usually caused by a viral infection. But Farrell suffered from a special form of the disease, the so-called anti-oxidant receptor encephalitis – an autoimmune version of the disease. What the disease caused Farrell, the doctors do not know.
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The patient struggles with long-term consequences – but can return to normal life
Thanks to long-term treatment involving antibiotics, 13 different plasma transfusions and rehabilitation, including speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, Hanna Farrell fled to death. She still has trouble remembering things, but her situation has improved so far, That she could go back to her studies,
"I learned to deal with it by organizing, I have a lot of alarms and reminders and I have sticky notes in my room. "In her story, the young woman wants to educate on encephalitis and warn that the symptoms of inflammation are often unfamiliar.
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