Obsessive–compulsive disorder in chronic epilepsy

  title={Obsessive–compulsive disorder in chronic epilepsy},
  author={P. Kaplan},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  • P. Kaplan
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Epilepsy & Behavior
  • There is a long-recognized association between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and chronic epilepsy, most notably refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). The literature documents this association with case reports, patient series, and some larger controlled studies that reveal that almost a quarter of patients with TLE exhibit OCD features, which may go unrecognized. Obsession features with ordering, symmetry, exactness, handwashing, and religiosity occur more often in persons with right… CONTINUE READING
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