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Acute postictal psychosis: a stereo EEG study

N K So, G Savard, F Andermann, A Olivier, L F Quesney
Epilepsia 1990, 31 (2): 188-93
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An acute psychosis characterized by auditory hallucinations and paranoid delusions developed in a 19-year-old man with temporal lobe epilepsy after he had a cluster of seizures when antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) had been gradually discontinued. Continuous sterotactic depth and epidural EEG recordings confirmed that this was a postictal rather than an ictal event. Acute postictal psychosis is a self-limited condition phenomenologically distinct from ictal or postictal confusion.

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