Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, can result from various causes, including infections and autoimmune reactions. Recognizing its symptoms and understanding its management is vital for patient outcomes. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry offers insights into the psychiatric implications of encephalitis, from cognitive disturbances to mood alterations. Our expert editors ensure that content is evidence-based and clinically relevant, providing psychiatrists with the knowledge they need to address the neuropsychiatric aspects of encephalitis.