Would temporal lobe surgery fix my psychosis as well as my epilepsy?

No. A true psychosis is rarely if ever related to temporal lobe epilepsy. Do not expect epilepsy surgery, which is quite successful to necessarily affect the psychosis.
NO. Temporal lobe surgery for epilepsy just removes the epileptic focus. Many patients with epilepsy may also have psychiatric symptoms. For many years it was believed that seizures actually improved psychiatric conditions. That is how shock therapy developed - induced seizures to cure psychosis. Often controlling seizures makes depression and psychosis worse.

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What is it important for me to ask my neurosurgeon before having temporal lobe surgery for epilepsy?

RBA. In general, whenever you speak to a surgeon, always ask for 3 things: 1. Risks (what are the most common risks of the surgery) 2. Benefits (why do you need the surgery) 3. Alternatives (are there any alternatives surgeries or medications to the procedure being suggested). Read more...
Functional MRI. Ask if there is a role for any functional mri, as it may show eloquent brain regions ahead of surgery. Also, awake craniotomy may be considered in some cases. Your neurosurgeon may need neither for a standard amygdalo-hippocampectomy for mesial temporal sclerosis. Read more...

Can temporal lobe epilepsy be cured?

Cured? In the hands of an epilepsy specialized neurologist and a specialty trained neurosurgeon, it can be a well treated condition if the focus is truly in the medial temporal lobe and it can be resected. Only those specialists can tell you if the disease is treatable or possibly without symptoms- cured is the difficult word. Read more...

Can you die from temporal lobe epilepsy?

If untreated maybe. Death risk far higher if seizure generalizes to grand mal, and occurs while at heights or driving. Also, something called sudep, which is death during sleep. But, if one takes appropriate anti-epileptic drugs and prevents the seizures, these episodes are rare, if ever, and may very well have a normal lifespan. Read more...

Can somebody describe temporal lobe epilepsy?

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. Read more...
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...