Epilepsia do lobo temporal em psiquiatria

Translated title of the contribution: Temporal lobe epilepsy in psychiatry

L. Fontenelle, I. Figueira

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The temporal lobe epilepsy is one of the most important medical conditions in the differential diagnosis of psychiatric syndromes. The authors briefly review the literature about the historical aspects, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of the temporal lobe fits. Special emphasis is given to the differential diagnosis with primary psychiatric disorders and other neurological conditions. The nuclear resonance increasingly is recognized as a major advance in the work-up of temporal lobe epilepsy. The nuclear resonance is important due to its effectiveness in the detection of cases with a surgical indication, such as mesial temporal sclerosis.

Translated title of the contributionTemporal lobe epilepsy in psychiatry
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)337-343
Number of pages7
JournalJornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Complex partial seizures
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Panic disorder
  • Schizophrenic disorder
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy

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