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[Epileptiform EEG manifestations in schizoform psychoses]

MAGYAR István1, WALSA Róbert2

NOVEMBER 01, 1960

Clinical Neuroscience - 1960;13(11)

[Authors use clinical and EEG phenomena of 16 patients to study the problem of the relationship between epilepsy and schizoform psychosis. After a careful analysis of all the data, 11 cases were diagnosed with epilepsy, 4 with schizophrenic psychosis and 1 with a coexistence of epilepsy and schizophrenia. They conclude that the two pathologies (a) are likely to develop from the same pathological basis in cases with structural lesions of the subcortical (temporo-limbic or related) area, (b) in some rare cases, the two pathologies may co-exist, (c) they draw attention to the non-epileptic "pseudo-paroxysms" that often colour schizophrenic psychosis, (d) they stress that a definitive opinion which will determine the correct pathology and the therapy to be followed - can only be made on a case-by-case basis, after careful analysis of the phenomena. ]

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