[Reflections on epileptic personality changes].

  • Torahiko Date
  • Published 1980 in Folia psychiatrica et neurologica japonica


When epileptic seizures occur suddenly in puberty, the patient is seized with the feeling of anxiety, isolation and despair, and this feeling is increased by the special quality of puberty. The patient tries to overcome this critical situation by including "epilepsy" in his own personality. When this process is accomplished in puberty in which an ego… (More)