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Characteristics of postictal psychosis in a psychiatric center.
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PMID:  11737798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical characteristics of 12 cases of postictal psychosis treated at Taipei City Psychiatric Center, Taipei, Taiwan, were retrospectively reviewed. Increased seizure frequency, especially with generalized tonic-clonic seizures, was the major risk factor predisposing to postictal psychosis. The psychotic symptoms were variable with delusions and/or hallucinations. These patients showed a much longer history of epilepsy (21.9 +/- 10.7 years) prior to the development of postictal psychosis than has been previously reported. The possible mechanisms in the pathophysiology of psychosis in epileptics were discussed.
H C Liu; C H Chen; I J Yeh; S M Sung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1323-1316     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry Clin. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-13     Completed Date:  2002-02-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9513551     Medline TA:  Psychiatry Clin Neurosci     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  635-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Taipei City Psychiatric Center, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic / psychology*
Follow-Up Studies
Mental Health Services
Middle Aged
Psychotic Disorders / diagnosis*
Retrospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index

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