Postictal psychosis

Michael Trimble, Andy Kanner, Bettina Schmitz

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Postictal psychoses represent a considerable clinical challenge and are often unrecognized. In this review, the clinical features of the syndromes and the underlying biological foundations, as revealed through EEG and imaging studies, are discussed. It is concluded that although the syndrome can be well recognized, it is not acknowledged in standard diagnostic manuals, hence the relative neglect in the epilepsy literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Forced normalization
  • Peri-ictal psychosis
  • Postictal psychosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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