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Transient feelings of compulsion caused by hemispheric lesions: three cases.
  1. C D Ward
  1. University Rehabilitation Unit, Southampton General Hospital, UK.


    There was strong evidence of a neurological explanation for transient feelings of compulsion reported by three patients. In at least two cases the mechanism was epileptic. The frontal lobe was implicated in all three. A feeling of compulsion, divorced from action, has rarely if ever been reported in epilepsy or other neurological disorders.

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