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The spontaneous pseudoseizures resembling tonic-clonic seizures in 25 patients were recorded on simultaneous videotape and electroencephalograms and were compared with the seizures recorded from 25 patients with true tonic-clonic epileptic events. The goal of the comparison was to identify bedside clinical criteria to assist in differentiating between the(More)
Intensive behavioral psychotherapy for hysterical seizures was carried out in nine epileptic patients, after video-EEG confirmation of diagnosis, during four to nine weeks of hospitalization in a specialized seizure unit. During a four-year follow-up, a significant reduction in hysterical seizures was noted in seven patients. Only one patient remained(More)
We studied a 24-year-old man who had reading epilepsy after removal of a left frontal arteriovenous malformation. Lesion analysis by means of a neuroanatomic template placed a 2-cm region of encephalomalacia anterior to the left central sulcus in premotor cortex (Brodmann's area 6). Lexical and nonlexical reading activation tests demonstrated seizures(More)
Ten epileptic patients developed interictal psychosis while being treated in hospital for seizure control. They were subjected to intensive behavioral, video-electroencephalographic, and serum anticonvulsant monitoring for an average of 7.1 weeks in a specialized epilepsy unit. In 9 patients, the interictal psychosis was indistinguishable from acute(More)
Nineteen epileptic patients with significant history of episodic aggressive behavior were subjected to intensive behavioral and electrophysiologic monitoring for an average period of six weeks in a specialized inpatient facility. Numerous seizures were recorded in these patients but none disclosed ictal aggression. Only two patients showed episodic(More)
The objective in the Scenic Beauty Estimation (SBE) problem is to develop an automatic classification algorithm that matches human subjective ratings. Algorithms such as Principal Components Analysis (PCA) and Decision Trees (DT) have been applied to this problem with limited success, motivating our search for a better classifier. Since this is obviously a(More)
In a case of primary reading epilepsy, seizures were consistently triggered by reading, and the associated EEG abnormalities were clearly lateralized to the dominant hemisphere. On the basis of detailed EEG and activation studies, it is concluded that seizures in this patient were evoked by higher cognitive processes associated with language functions and(More)
Both ictal nystagmus and cortical blindness may occur transiently in acute cerebral disorders and therefore escape clinical detection, particularly in confused, agitated patients. The following case report describes a young woman with chronic myelogenous leukemia who became progressively ill following bone marrow transplantation. During the course of her(More)