Vivid recollection of a past traumatic event: a rare manifestation of temporal lobe seizures.
Summary of "Vivid recollection of a past traumatic event: a rare manifestation of temporal lobe seizures."
Vivid recollection of a particular past memory is a rare ictal phenomenon in temporal lobe epilepsy. When the memory is traumatic, the presentation may mimic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We report a woman with temporal lobe epilepsy who was misdiagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder for two years before she had a suspected generalised seizure; video-EEG monitoring confirmed that her episodes were epileptic. Adequate treatment with an antiepileptic medication resulted in total resolution of the episodes.
Department of Neurology, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22947440
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1684/epd.2012.0530
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