Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Epilepsy Scotland's guidelines on Post-ictal Psychosis

Read Epilepsy Scotland's guidelines on Post-ictal Psychosis, the recovery process after having a seizure.

Postical psychosis often complicates chronic epilepsy, especially in patients with seizure clusters that include tonic–clonic seizures, bilateral cerebral dysfunction (e.g., bilateral epileptiform activity or history of encephalitis), and a family history of psychiatric illness.

Psychosis includes delusions, auditory and visual hallucinations, mood changes, and aggressive behaviour.

It typically emerges after a lucid interval of hours or days after the last seizure.

This treatable disorder is associated with serious morbidity and mortality.

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