Interictal violence in epilepsy. Relationship to behavior and seizure variables.

@article{Mendez1993InterictalVI,
  title={Interictal violence in epilepsy. Relationship to behavior and seizure variables.},
  author={Mario F. Mendez and Robert C. Doss and Joy L. Taylor},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={1993},
  volume={181 9},
  pages={566-9}
}
Interictal violence among epileptic patients could result from factors other than epileptiform activity. We characterized 44 patients who presented for psychiatric evaluation because of violent behavior. Most violent acts consisted of verbal or minor physical aggression. Twenty (45%) of these patients met criteria for a schizophrenic disorder, and one committed murder during a paranoid schizophrenic relapse. In addition to schizophrenia, the violence patients had significantly more mental… CONTINUE READING