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Ictal and peri-ictal psychopathology.

Mula, M; Monaco, F (2011) Ictal and peri-ictal psychopathology. Behav Neurol, 24 (1). pp. 21-25. ISSN 1875-8584
SGUL Authors: Mula, Marco

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Patients with epilepsy may experience psychiatric symptoms preceding the seizure (pre-ictal), following the seizure (post-ictal), independently of seizure occurrence (interictal), or as an expression of the seizure (ictal). Compared to interictal, peri-ictal psychiatric symptoms are less investigated and recognized. However, they contribute substantially to disability and distress among people with epilepsy. The relationship between interictal and peri-ictal symptoms is still largely unknown but it seems that they are intimately related in epilepsy. Greater appreciation and understanding of the peri-ictal period is clinically important, providing a model for understanding basic mechanisms underlying mood and thought disorders and the substrates of cognition, volition, emotion, and consciousness. The present paper is aimed at reviewing major psychiatric symptoms that may occur around the ictus with special attention to clinical descriptions and relationships with interictal psychopathology.

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Additional Information: Marco Mula and Francesco Monaco, “Ictal and Peri-Ictal Psychopathology,” Behavioural Neurology, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 21-25, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Hindawi Publishing Corporation and the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Epilepsy, Humans, Mental Disorders, Seizures, Humans, Epilepsy, Seizures, Mental Disorders, Epilepsy, post-ictal psychosis, post-ictal depression, per-ictal dysphoria, 1109 Neurosciences, 1103 Clinical Sciences, 1702 Cognitive Science, Experimental Psychology
SGUL Research Institute / Research Centre: Academic Structure > Institute of Medical & Biomedical Education (IMBE)
Academic Structure > Institute of Medical & Biomedical Education (IMBE) > Centre for Clinical Education (INMECE )
Journal or Publication Title: Behav Neurol
ISSN: 1875-8584
Language: eng
Publisher License: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
PubMed ID: 21447894
Web of Science ID: WOS:000290781300004
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