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Frontal lobe epilepsy deja vu?

Frontal lobe epilepsy deja vu?

Distorted memory: Deja vu is a false feeling of familiarity. It occurs when one feels that a situation or location is familiar even though it hasn't been previously experienced. It can be thought of as a brief malfunction of the memory system where the timing of the event gets assigned as if it occurred in the past making it seem like an old memory. It occurs more commonly in temporal lobe epilepsy. ...Read more

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Dementia (Definition)

A brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease(AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control ...Read more


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Frontal lobe epilepsy like deja vu?

Distorted memory: Deja vu is a false feeling of familiarity. It occurs when one feels that a situation or location is familiar even though it hasn't been previously experienced. It can be thought of as a brief malfunction of the memory system where the timing of the event gets assigned as if it occurred in the past making it seem like an old memory. It occurs more commonly in temporal lobe epilepsy. ...Read more

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Could temporal lobe epilepsy contribute towards schizophrenia?

Could temporal lobe epilepsy contribute towards schizophrenia?

No: But I have encountered several patients incorrectly diagnosed with schizophrenia who were instead suffering from undiagnosed and untreated focal epilepsy (TLE). Focal epilepsy can be very hard to spot, particularly if temporal or on undersurface of the brain. Continuous videotelemetry EEG (EMU) are key, though I have picked up several on routine EEG. ...Read more

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Does temporal lobe epilepsy cause dyscalucia .

Does temporal lobe epilepsy cause dyscalucia .

Coexisting: There may be coexisting problems of Temporal Lobe epilepsy and dyscalculia. Unlikely to be a cause and effect relationship ...Read more

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What is frontal lobe epilepsy?

What is frontal lobe epilepsy?

Frontal lobe seizure: Frontal lobe epilepsy (fle) refers to epilepsy where the seizure focus is located in the frontal lobes. Because the frontal lobes are involved in so many functions the symptoms of fle can be very varied and can include motor, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Fle can also be difficult to diagnose. See http://www.Epilepsy.Com/epilepsy/epilepsy_frontallobe for more information. ...Read more

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What is frontotemporal dementia?

What is frontotemporal dementia?

There are 3 types: Named for the brain areas that are affected, the frontal and temporal lobes, there are several different variants of this type of dementia. Some of these types of dementia have prominent problems with words - either slowly losing the ability to speak or losing the ability to makes sense when one talks. There is an impulsive, disinhibited personality variant also. ...Read more

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Do people with temporal lobe epilepsy have Alzheimer's later?

Great question: Boston is a great town to keep track of this. This is a very sophisticated question. There are rare cases of "tle" in which an autoimmune encephalitis seems to be causitive. Some cases of autoimmune encephalitis are not monophasic, and can recur, with cumulative neuronal injury. It is possible but yet unknown if alzheimer-type pathology (amyloid plaques) would be accelerated in such cases. ...Read more

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Autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy?

Autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy?

Seizures at night: A genetic form of epilepsy with onset in childhood, associated with clusters of seizures most nights, during sleep. Seizures are from the frontal lobe and often involve wild movements of the arms and legs. Need to try prevent injury from seizures. Treatable condition with antiseizure medications, but often difficult to control completely. Sometimes improves in adulthood. ...Read more

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Autosomal dominant risk for nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy?

Nocturnal seizures: Adfle is an epileptic disorder that causes frequent, violent seizures during sleep. These seizures often involve complex motor movements. Vocalizations such as shouting, moaning or crying are also common. Adfle is often diagnosed as nightmares. Attacks often occur in clusters and typically begin in childhood. ...Read more

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Old childhood head trauma. Possible cause for temporal lobe epilepsy? ADHD? Could Neurontin (gabapentin) help with ADHD symptoms, temporal lobe trauma?

Old  childhood head trauma. Possible  cause for temporal lobe epilepsy? ADHD?  Could Neurontin (gabapentin) help with ADHD symptoms, temporal lobe trauma?

Qualified Assessment: The issues you describe cross over several medical specialties: Psychiatry, Neurology, and Geriatric Medicine. Thorough evaluations by an Internist, Neurologist, and Psychiatrist familiar with ADHD (and each other) would be a good start. ...Read more

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Could temporal lobe epilepsy cause bad behavior?

Could temporal lobe epilepsy cause bad behavior?

Yes: I have treated a few patients with eeg-confirmed simple focal epilepsy (tle) whose primary presentation included unprecipitated aggressive outbursts, and even a few with atypical appetitive behaviors. As "bad behavior" has many potential causes though, please see a md specializing in epilepsy or behavioral neurology ; neuropsychiatry. ...Read more

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Can somebody describe temporal lobe epilepsy?

Need more words: Simple and complex focal epilepsy are difficult to diagnose, ; represent 40% of all epilepsies. Presentation varies from small motor tics, unusual perceptual disturbances, time-distortion, derealization, panic-like sxs, compulsive behaviors, catatonic variants, atypical aggressive outbursts, obsessions, and much more. See a specialist in 1) epilepsy or 2) behavioral neurology ; neuropsych. ...Read more

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Will temporal lope epilepsy cause hypersexuality?

Will temporal lope epilepsy cause hypersexuality?

No.: There is no association between these conditions. One is neither the cause nor associated with the other. A distinct injury to the temporal lobe could conceivably result in both conditions, this would be very unlikely however. ...Read more

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Had MRI of brain. States diffuse pathologic t2 hypersignall noted bilaterally in frontal parietal regions. I'm scared....Dementia? ? Ms???

Had MRI of brain. States diffuse pathologic t2 hypersignall noted bilaterally in frontal parietal regions. I'm scared....Dementia? ? Ms???

Discuss w/ provider: One of the most important parts of imaging is providing meaningful and clear explanations of results to the patient and their family. There is no need for you to suffer additional hrm from being scared. Don't wait - call for a followup visit ASAP. Meanwhile - stop trying to guess at the meaning. It takes doctors years to understand these results. You'll Best! ...Read more

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My mother, 84, MRI scan> subacute infarcts, bilateral frontal lobes, small vessel ischematic changes inthe basal ganglia, periventricular white matter?

My mother, 84, MRI scan> subacute infarcts, bilateral frontal lobes, small vessel ischematic changes inthe basal ganglia, periventricular white matter?

Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she has heart disease or carotid artery disease or risk factors like high BP or diabetes or high lipids they should be controlled and she should follow up with her dr who can give her further recommendations. ...Read more

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What could cause frontal lobe dementia?

What could cause frontal lobe dementia?

Frontal lobe dementi: Can have several possible causes. One of the most common is of course injury to the frontal lobes in the form of trauma such as can occur from sports or from motor vehicle accidents. Another disease called picks disease develops for unknown reasons. Other causes include vascular events like little strokes to the front part of the brain. ...Read more

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Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS ?

Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS ?

Probably not : The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is not well understood. However, researchers have looked at a link between brain injury and ms. It is a very weak relationship. About 1 person in 5000 who has a brain injury may get ms, so i wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more

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Can cerebral/white matter scarring/calcification due to TORCH infection cause temporal lobe epilepsy? Can TLE cause aggressive explosive behavior?

Yes: It is common that after sustaining scarring of the brain (due to infection, tumors, surgery or brain damage) for a person to suffer seizure type disorders such as temporal lobe epilepsy. Many symptoms accompany these disorders such as behavioral and personality changes, memory and reasoning problems, among others. Proper pharmacological treatment by a neurologist and behavioral therapy helps. ...Read more