Ictal and Peri-Ictal Psychopathology

  title={Ictal and Peri-Ictal Psychopathology},
  author={Marco Mula and Francesco Di Monaco},
  booktitle={Behavioural neurology},
Patients with epilepsy may experience psychiatric symptoms preceding the seizure (pre-ictal), following the seizure (post-ictal), independently of seizure occurrence (interictal), or as an expression of the seizure (ictal). Compared to interictal, peri-ictal psychiatric symptoms are less investigated and recognized. However, they contribute substantially to disability and distress among people with epilepsy. The relationship between interictal and peri-ictal symptoms is still largely unknown… CONTINUE READING

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