Psychoses of epilepsy: A study comparing the clinical features of patients with focal versus generalized epilepsies

Psychoses of epilepsy: A study comparing the clinical features of patients with focal versus generalized epilepsies

Author Araujo Filho, Gerardo Maria de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silva, Joyce Macedo da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Mazetto, Lenon Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Marchetti, Renato Luis Google Scholar
Yacubian, Elza Márcia Targas Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Abstract In the literature, psychosis of epilepsy (POE) has been described as one of the most frequent psychiatric comorbidities of epilepsy, occurring particularly in association with temporal lobe epilepsy. However, the presence of such psychiatric disorders among patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsies has also been mentioned. in this study, we evaluated the clinical features of psychotic disorders in a series of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy related to mesial temporal sclerosis (TLE-MTS) and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy with the aim of describing and comparing the clinical patterns of the psychotic symptoms in such frequent and important epilepsy syndromes. POE occurred most frequently in patients with TLE-MTS (P=0.01), but no differences were observed between the groups with respect to the subtypes and core symptoms of psychoses. the clinical implications of POE in both epilepsy syndromes are discussed. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
Temporal lobe epilepsy
Mesial temporal sclerosis
Psychotic disorders
Psychiatric disorders
Language English
Sponsor Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Date 2011-04-01
Published in Epilepsy & Behavior. San Diego: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, v. 20, n. 4, p. 655-658, 2011.
ISSN 1525-5050 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 655-658
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.01.024
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000290056200011
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/33606

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