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Epilepsy and impulsive behavior; any relationship?

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In brief: Could be

Especially if you possess complex partial seizures.
Discuss with your neurologist, but do not disregard possibility of medication adverse effect, especially if you are taking a Dopamine agonist.

In brief: Could be

Especially if you possess complex partial seizures.
Discuss with your neurologist, but do not disregard possibility of medication adverse effect, especially if you are taking a Dopamine agonist.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Impulsive

Strong one, especially in temporal lobe seizures.

In brief: Impulsive

Strong one, especially in temporal lobe seizures.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: I agree. The full

array of mental health & behavioral disorders & their possible internal &/or external causes are explained on: www2.
massgeneral.org/childhoodepilepsy/child/mental_health.htm, which states "People with epilepsy are as much as 5 times more likely to have mental health & behavioral problems, with an incidence of 30 -50 %, as compared to 8.5 % in the general population."

In brief: I agree. The full

array of mental health & behavioral disorders & their possible internal &/or external causes are explained on: www2.
massgeneral.org/childhoodepilepsy/child/mental_health.htm, which states "People with epilepsy are as much as 5 times more likely to have mental health & behavioral problems, with an incidence of 30 -50 %, as compared to 8.5 % in the general population."
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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