Young women dazed, restrained in hospital beds, acting possessed and then becoming catatonic. They’d been so normal, when suddenly their lives went haywire.
“I had bizarre abnormal movements, would leave my arms out extended, you know, in front of me. I was a relatively normal person, then the next minute I’m hallucinating and insisting that my father had kidnapped me,” said Susannah.
Turns out, Susannah and Emily weren’t mentally ill. They both had an auto immune disease called Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis, when antibodies attack the brain, causing swelling.
Watson is an artificial intelligence computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language, developed in IBM's DeepQA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci. Watson was named after IBM's first president, Thomas J. Watson. The machine was specifically developed to answer questions on the quiz show Jeopardy!. In 2011, Watson competed on Jeopardy against former winners Brad Rutter, and Ken Jennings.  Watson received the first prize of $1 million.
Watson had access to 200 million pages of structured and unstructured content consuming four terabytes of disk storage including the full text of Wikipedia, but was not connected to the Internet during the game. For each clue, Watson's three most probable responses were displayed on the television screen. Watson consistently outperformed its human opponents on the game's signaling device, but had trouble responding to a few categories, notably those having short clues containing only a few words.
Originally posted by redhorse
reply to post by Jess117
It is still distressingly common for health care professionals to support this intrinsic bias in the field that assumes some sort of psychological source for unusual, or rare pathology in women; particularly young women. It is the go-to answer if they don't have an immediately apparent one, and many things are misdiagnosed as a result. Such a shame. I'm glad they caught this one though.
What do you think about it? Do you think there's a link between nutrition and autoimmune diseases?
Median age of patients was 23 years (range 5–76 years); 91 were women. All patients presented with psychiatric symptoms or memory problems; 76 had seizures, 88 unresponsiveness (decreased conciousness), 86 dyskinesias, 69 autonomic instability, and 66 hypoventilation. 58 (59%) of 98 patients
Originally posted by Miraj
reply to post by Jess117
I figure it has to be related to hormone imbalances since the majority of patients are young women, and probably due to an excess since older women would have much lower amounts of hormones than younger.
Reading further into the study, there was one man with immature tumor on one of his testis. But also a young boy who had no tumor at all. Although in a younger boy, there's definetly the possibility of a hormone imbalance from the onset of puberty.