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Can epilepsy cause someone to withdraw from intimate contact with a loved one?
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
In brief: Maybe
The answer isn't simple.
No specific type of epilepsy has a specific symptom as withdrawal from intimacy. But medications used in treatment may cause emotional blunting and decreased responsivity. Post-ictal, ie post-convulsive emotional changes, usually relatively brief, may produce the same effect.

In brief: Maybe
The answer isn't simple.
No specific type of epilepsy has a specific symptom as withdrawal from intimacy. But medications used in treatment may cause emotional blunting and decreased responsivity. Post-ictal, ie post-convulsive emotional changes, usually relatively brief, may produce the same effect.
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