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Epilepsy-induced behavioral changes during the ictal phase.
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PMID:  24094844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In epilepsy, experiential phenomena and behavioral manifestations may pose a number of problems in terms of differential diagnosis. From a clinical point of view, ictal psychiatric symptoms represent partial seizures, mainly partial ones. In the majority of cases, they are very brief (lasting from a few seconds to a few minutes), stereotyped, out of context, and frequently associated with subtle or overt automatisms and postictal confusion of variable duration. In some cases, such symptoms are followed by alteration of consciousness as the ictus evolves to a complex partial seizure or a generalized tonic-clonic seizure. This paper reviews clinically relevant behavioral patterns during seizures discussing clinical phenomenology and relevance in terms of lateralizing value. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled Epilepsy and Consciousness.
Authors:
Marco Mula
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-5069     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsy Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013.
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Division of Neurology, Trinity Hospital, Borgomanero, Italy. Electronic address: marco.mula@med.unipmn.it.
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