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Migraine madness: recurrent psychosis after migraine.
  1. G N Fuller,
  2. A Marshall,
  3. J Flint,
  4. S Lewis,
  5. R J Wise
  1. Department of Neurology, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK.


    A 69 year old man with longstanding migraine with aura had four episodes of psychosis lasting 7-28 days during a 17 year period. During attacks he had formed visual hallucination and delusions, including reduplicative paramnesia. His mother was similarly affected. His EEG showed symmetrical frontal delta waves. The time course and EEG changes are similar to acute confusional migraine. The reduplicative paramnesia suggests a focal non-dominant hemisphere dysfunction.

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