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Psychosis-like absence status of elderly patients: successful treatment with sodium valproate.
  1. M Iivanainen,
  2. L Bergström,
  3. A Nuutila,
  4. M Viukari

    Abstract

    Absence status and psychosis-like behaviour and continuous spike-and-wave EEG activity in two elderly women is reported. Once the correct diagnosis was made, the patients were successfully treated with sodium valproate. Differential diagnosis between absence status and psychotic syndromes is emphasised.

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