Results of surgical treatment in temporal lobe epilepsy with chronic psychosis.

@article{Reutens1997ResultsOS,
  title={Results of surgical treatment in temporal lobe epilepsy with chronic psychosis.},
  author={David C. Reutens and Ghislaine Savard and Frederick Andermann and François Dubeau and Andre Olivier},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={1997},
  volume={120 ( Pt 11)},
  pages={
          1929-36
        }
}
The combination of psychosis and refractory temporal lobe epilepsy is not rare. However, patients with chronic interictal psychosis and refractory epilepsy are rejected from many epilepsy surgery programmes purely on psychiatric grounds. It is often assumed that disturbed behaviour will prevent adequate preoperative evaluation or that the patients are unable to provide informed consent for preoperative investigations and for surgery. The observation that the psychosis usually does not improve… CONTINUE READING

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