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  1. April Burrell
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    April Burrell, who was diagnosed with severe schizophrenia at 21, lived in a catatonic state in a psychiatric hospital for 20 years until a doctor discovered she also had lupus, which was attacking her brain. After targeted treatments, she woke up.
    In a groundbreaking medical breakthrough, a woman who had been in a catatonic state for over two decades awakened after receiving targeted treatments for an autoimmune disease that was attacking her brain. April Burrell, a former straight-A accounting student, developed psychosis at the age of 21 and was diagnosed with severe schizophrenia.
    A woman trapped in her own mind for two decades has woken up and is able to be with her family again thanks to a revolutionary new treatment. April Burrell was just a 21 in 1995 when she suffered a traumatic event while studying accountancy at university in Maryland, US, that left her suffering from constant visual and auditory hallucinations.
    April Burrell is a woman who has been catatonic for over 20 years and has now awakened. Her case, in fact, could revolutionize psychiatry.
    April Burrell was a high school valedictorian before she was trapped into a severe psychosis for two decades.
  2. WebJun 6, 2023 · Washington Post. Richard Sima. June 1 2023. “ A woman who spent 20 years in a catatonic state woke up after doctors treated her lupus – and her case could hold key to curing others of...

  3. A woman woke up after 20 years in a catatonic state

    WebJun 2, 2023 · A woman who spent 20 years in a catatonic state woke up after doctors treated her lupus - and her case could hold key to curing others of psychosis. Drs discovered woman's catatonia...

  4. WebJun 1, 2023 · Her story may change psychiatry. The young woman was catatonic, stuck at the nurses’ station — unmoving, unblinking and unknowing of where or who she was. Her name was April Burrell. Before ...

  5. WebJun 2, 2023 · Black Woman Stuns Doctors After Awakening From Catatonic State After 20 Years April Burrell was a high school …

  6. A woman woke up after 20 years in a catatonic state

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  8. The case of a catatonic woman who woke up after 20 …

    WebJun 1, 2023 · April Burrell, a former accounting student, was diagnosed with schizophrenia and lupus, a treatable autoimmune disease that affects her brain. She was in a constant state of hallucinations and isolation for over …

  9. Revolutionary Awakening: Woman Emerges from 20-Year …