Psychoses of epilepsy in Babylon: the oldest account of the disorder.

@article{Reynolds2008PsychosesOE,
  title={Psychoses of epilepsy in Babylon: the oldest account of the disorder.},
  author={Edward H. Reynolds and James V Kinnier Wilson},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2008},
  volume={49 9},
  pages={1488-90}
}
SUMMARY We have previously published translations of Babylonian texts on epilepsy and stroke, which we believe to be the oldest detailed accounts of these neurological disorders from the second millennium BC. We now present a short Babylonian text, which clearly describes what are today known as interictal or schizophrenia-like psychoses of epilepsy. The… CONTINUE READING