In search of lost time from “Demonic Possession” to anti–N‐methyl‐D‐aspartate receptor encephalitis

  title={In search of lost time from “Demonic Possession” to anti–N‐methyl‐D‐aspartate receptor encephalitis},
  author={Guillaume S{\'e}bire},
  journal={Annals of Neurology},
  • G. Sébire
  • Published 1 January 2010
  • Psychology
  • Annals of Neurology

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