Spirituality and Religion in Epilepsy

@article{Devinsky2008SpiritualityAR,
  title={Spirituality and Religion in Epilepsy},
  author={O. Devinsky and George Lai},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={636-643}
}
Revered in some cultures but persecuted by most others, epilepsy patients have, throughout history, been linked with the divine, demonic, and supernatural. Clinical observations during the past 150 years support an association between religious experiences during (ictal), after (postictal), and in between (interictal) seizures. In addition, epileptic seizures may increase, alter, or decrease religious experience especially in a small group of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE… Expand
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