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Interictal behaviour in hospitalised temporal lobe epileptics: relationship to idiopathic psychiatric syndromes.
  1. D Bear,
  2. K Levin,
  3. D Blumer,
  4. D Chetham,
  5. J Ryder


    Temporal lobe epileptics undergoing psychiatric hospitalisation were contrasted with patients suffering idiopathic psychiatric syndromes or other epilepsies. Quantitative ratings from blind interviews conducted according to a protocol confirmed the appearance of a statistically distinctive behavioural profile, including the desire for social affiliation, circumstantiality, religious and philosophic interests, and deepened affects, among the temporal lobe epileptics.

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