The phenomenology of psychosis associated with complex partial seizure disorder.

@article{Brewerton1997ThePO,
  title={The phenomenology of psychosis associated with complex partial seizure disorder.},
  author={Timothy D. Brewerton},
  journal={Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists},
  year={1997},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={31-51}
}
Psychosis commonly occurs as a direct result of complex partial seizure disorder (CPSD). This organic mental disorder is indeed "complex" and is easily and frequently misdiagnosed as a variety of functional disorders, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar illness, psychotic depression, and, at best, "atypical psychosis." However, this important clinical syndrome has several clinical features that suggest its presence and which often permit it to be distinguished from other… CONTINUE READING