Psychosis and Seizures

Carl W. Bazil

in Epilepsy

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Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743506
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322794 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Psychosis and Seizures

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Psychosis can rarely occur in the immediate postictal period; this is usually transient but can result in injury. More difficult from a diagnostic standpoint may be postictal psychosis, as this may begin days after a seizure. In cases of unusual or refractory psychosis, consideration should be given to the possibility of unrecognized seizures causing or exacerbating psychosis.

Chapter.  1156 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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