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The lateralising significance of hypergraphia in temporal lobe epilepsy
  1. JKA Roberts,
  2. MM Robertson,
  3. MR Trimble
  1. Department of Psychological Medicine, The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London


    Six patients with hypergraphia and epilepsy are presented and their clinical features compared with other patients reported in the literature. It is suggested that hypergraphia occurs more frequently in patients with right-sided non-dominant temporal lobe lesions, in contrast for example to the schizophreniform presentation of left-sided lesions. Other features of psychopathology possibly associated with non-dominant lesions, including elation, hypereligiosity and déjà vu experiences, are also discussed.

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