Complex transient epileptic amnesia

  title={Complex transient epileptic amnesia},
  author={Ryan D. Walsh and R. Wharen and W. Tatum},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  • Ryan D. Walsh, R. Wharen, W. Tatum
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Epilepsy & Behavior
  • Transient epileptic amnesia is a rare but probably underrecognized form of temporal lobe epilepsy, which typically manifests as episodic isolated memory loss. Consequently, transient epileptic amnesia may be readily misdiagnosed as a nonepileptic memory dysfunction in older individuals. When appropriately recognized, it has been described as a treatment-responsive syndrome amenable to antiepileptic drugs. We describe a patient with drug-resistant transient epileptic amnesia treated with… CONTINUE READING
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