The aetiology of aggression in temporal-lobe epilepsy.

  title={The aetiology of aggression in temporal-lobe epilepsy.},
  author={J L Herzberg and Peter B. C. Fenwick},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
A retrospective case-note survey was carried out on 31 subjects admitted with temporal-lobe epilepsy to the Maudsley hospital from 1974-1983 inclusive. Fourteen aggressive subjects were compared with the non-aggressive patients on 95 organic, developmental, and social variables. Aggressive behaviour was associated with male sex, early onset of seizures, and a history of long-standing behavioural problems. Aggressive subjects had lower mean IQ scores and poorer occupational records than controls… CONTINUE READING

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