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PURPOSE To ascertain whether bimodal psychosis (i.e., independent postictal and interictal psychosis) in patients with epilepsy can be characterized by postictal psychosis that develops after interictal psychosis remits. METHODS We reviewed the records of 14 patients with bimodal psychosis treated at a national center hospital. Clinical and(More)
Delta wave deficits during sleep have been observed in patients with schizophrenia. Decreased slow-wave sleep is reported to be associated with negative symptoms. Frontal lobe dysfunction is also believed to underlie negative symptoms of schizophrenia. This study was designed to identify functional abnormalities in schizophrenia manifested on patients'(More)
To examine clinical features of cases of death among epilepsy patients as a case-control study, with special attention to suicide, we analyzed the records of 43 deceased patients with well-classified epilepsy. The subjects were compared with 1,722 control patients who showed definite subtypes of epilepsy. As a result, among the major causes of death, 13 of(More)
Persons with epilepsy experience déjà vu phenomena with or without seizure recognition. Déjà vu experiences are also common mental phenomena in nonclinical individuals. The purpose of this study was to clarify two forms of déjà vu experiences in persons with epilepsy. Déjà vu experiences of 312 patients with epilepsy and 402 nonclinical individuals were(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate further the relevance of designating psychotic episodes as either postictal or interictal, we compared several biologic variables between epilepsy patients with and without psychosis. METHODS The study subjects comprised 282 patients with psychosis (36 with postictal psychosis, 224 with interictal psychosis, and 22 with both postictal(More)
Three men with epilepsy (age range, 38-62) who exhibited brief episodes of violent behavior during the postictal period are described. Disease duration ranged from 27 to 44 years. Patients had both complex partial seizures and secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures, which were refractory to antiepileptic drugs. Postictal aggression occurred shortly(More)
PURPOSE Patients with recurrent epileptic seizures after the development of psychosis (Psychosis-Epilepsy) have been regarded as belonging to a different clinical entity from those with epilepsy antedating the development of psychosis (Epilepsy-Psychosis). However, clinical characteristics of patients with Psychosis-Epilepsy have not been well described,(More)
Controversy exists regarding the similarity between depression as seen in patients with epilepsy and in those with idiopathic major depression. The objective of this study was to examine whether anger is a distinctive feature of depression in epilepsy. Participants included 487 adult patients with epilepsy (study group) and 85 patients with idiopathic major(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study attempts to define the psychological features of patients with delayed sleep-phase syndrome (DSPS). METHOD We administered the Yatabe-Guilford test (Y-G test), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), Picture-Frustration study (P-F study) and Rorschach test to two groups, one of patients with DSPS (case group) and(More)
The nature of post-ictal headache (PIH) remains unclear. A multicenter study was conducted in order to evaluate frequency and risk factors for PIH. The subjects consisted of 97 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), 65 patients with frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) and 37 patients with occipital lobe epilepsy (OLE). The subjects were asked about PIH at each(More)