J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 54:639-644 doi:10.1136/jnnp.54.7.639
  • Research Article

Psychosis following temporal lobe surgery: a report of six cases.

  1. C J Mace,
  2. M R Trimble
  1. Institute of Neurology, London, UK.


      Six consecutive patients who had had temporal lobe surgery for epilepsy, and been referred for psychiatric assessment of psychotic symptoms, are reported. Their symptoms (a delusional depression, four schizophrenia-like illnesses, and a case of Capgras' syndrome) are discussed in relation to the possible role of their operations, all of which were on the right hemisphere.

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