Aggression and Violence in Patients with Epilepsy

Laura Marsh, Gregory L. Krauss

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Abstract

Violence has been associated with epilepsy. However, the links between violent behaviors and epilepsy involve multiple factors. These range from behaviors associated with underlying brain dysfunction to postictal delirious and psychotic states and rare cases of ictal aggression. This review describes the differential diagnosis of violent acts in epilepsy and the features that can be used to evaluate these behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-168
Number of pages9
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2000

Keywords

  • Epilepsy; violence; aggression; temporal lobe; episodic dyscontrol; psychosis; delirium; postictal; behavior; psychiatry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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