Sudden religious conversions in temporal lobe epilepsy

@article{Dewhurst2003SuddenRC,
  title={Sudden religious conversions in temporal lobe epilepsy},
  author={K. Dewhurst and A. Beard},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={78-87}
}
  • K. Dewhurst, A. Beard
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Epilepsy & Behavior
  • The religiosity of the epileptic has been recognized since the time of Esquirol [12] and Morel [35]. These, and later French workers (including [34]), have sought to explain the epileptic s religiosity as being the result of his disability, social isolation and his enhanced need for the consolation of religion. A specific conversion experience after a fit was reported by Howden [22]. The patient believed that he was in Heaven. He would appear to have been depersonalized, as it took three days… CONTINUE READING
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