Autoimmune Encephalitis Recovery, Part 2: The Day-to-Day Emotional Challenges

You’ve heard that autoimmune encephalitis (AE) recovery is slow.

Good doctors—the ones that mentally prepare you for life after the worst of your acute symptoms have dissipated—tell you to be kind to yourself as you recuperate.

But what does that really mean? What does that actually look like? And what does that feel like?

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