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Can somebody describe temporal lobe epilepsy?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Seaman
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeff Seaman
Dr. Jeff Seaman
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Dr. Eric Weisman
Furthermore because a portion of the temporal lobe has a more primitive structure than the rest of the cerebral cortex it is more likely to be the source complex partial seizures (with alteration of level of awareness). Close to 85 percent of the patients I see in my practice have this type of Epilepsy with about 65 percent having issues with one or both temporal lobes and 30 percent frontal lobe.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Very variable
Unusual emotions, fear, anxiety, memories, hallucinations----starring or speech arrest, unusual odor--gastric distress, automatic behaviour with repetition different mesial temporal than lateral temporal ask your neuro.

In brief: Very variable
Unusual emotions, fear, anxiety, memories, hallucinations----starring or speech arrest, unusual odor--gastric distress, automatic behaviour with repetition different mesial temporal than lateral temporal ask your neuro.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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