Dissociative states and epilepsy

  title={Dissociative states and epilepsy},
  author={Orrin Devinsky and Frank W Putnam and Jordan Henry Grafman and Edward Bromfield and William H. Theodore},
  pages={835 - 835}
Since symptoms of chronic dissociative disorders such as multiple personality disorder (MPD) may be shared by patients with seizure disorders, we investigated the possible relationship between dissociative states and epilepsy. We monitored 6 MPD patients with intensive video-EEG recordings to determine whether epileptic phenomena have any correlation to the dissociative symptoms experienced by these patients. Previously, physicians had diagnosed epilepsy in all 6 patients; however, none proved… 

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