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Title: Psychoses of epilepsy: A study comparing the clinical features of patients with focal versus generalized epilepsies
Authors: Araujo Filho, Gerardo Maria de [UNIFESP]
Silva, Joyce Macedo da [UNIFESP]
Mazetto, Lenon [UNIFESP]
Marchetti, Renato Luis
Yacubian, Elza Márcia Targas [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Keywords: Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
Temporal lobe epilepsy
Mesial temporal sclerosis
Psychotic disorders
Psychiatric disorders
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2011
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Epilepsy & Behavior. San Diego: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, v. 20, n. 4, p. 655-658, 2011.
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.
ISSN: 1525-5050
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