Interictal aggression in epilepsy

The Buss-Durkee hostility inventory

O. Devinsky, D. Ronsaville, C. Cox, E. Witt, P. Fedio, W. H. Theodore

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Abstract

Adult patients with left, right, or bilateral temporal lobe epilepsy or absence epilepsy, and normal controls completed the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory (BDHI), a standardized questionnaire of aggressive tendencies. Patients with left temporal lobe seizure foci scores higher on the Suspicion scale than did other patients or controls (p <0.05). Factor analysis scale scores identified three factors: hostile feelings, covert aggression, and overt aggression. The groups differed on their pattern of factor scores (p <0.01): patients with left temporal lobe epilepsy scored higher than other groups on hostile feelings, normal controls scored higher on Covert aggression, and bitemporal patients scores higher on Overt aggression. Patients with absence seizures did not differ from controls. Lateralization of the seizure focus in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy may alter expression of aggressive behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-590
Number of pages6
JournalEpilepsia
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Hostility
Aggression
Epilepsy
Equipment and Supplies
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Absence Epilepsy
Emotions
Seizures
Temporal Lobe
Statistical Factor Analysis

Keywords

  • Aggression
  • Behavior
  • Epilepsy
  • Psychometrics
  • Seizures
  • Temporal lobe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Devinsky, O., Ronsaville, D., Cox, C., Witt, E., Fedio, P., & Theodore, W. H. (1994). Interictal aggression in epilepsy: The Buss-Durkee hostility inventory. Epilepsia, 35(3), 585-590. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1528-1157.1994.tb02478.x

Interictal aggression in epilepsy : The Buss-Durkee hostility inventory. / Devinsky, O.; Ronsaville, D.; Cox, C.; Witt, E.; Fedio, P.; Theodore, W. H.

In: Epilepsia, Vol. 35, No. 3, 1994, p. 585-590.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Devinsky, O, Ronsaville, D, Cox, C, Witt, E, Fedio, P & Theodore, WH 1994, 'Interictal aggression in epilepsy: The Buss-Durkee hostility inventory', Epilepsia, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 585-590. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1528-1157.1994.tb02478.x
Devinsky O, Ronsaville D, Cox C, Witt E, Fedio P, Theodore WH. Interictal aggression in epilepsy: The Buss-Durkee hostility inventory. Epilepsia. 1994;35(3):585-590. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1528-1157.1994.tb02478.x
Devinsky, O. ; Ronsaville, D. ; Cox, C. ; Witt, E. ; Fedio, P. ; Theodore, W. H. / Interictal aggression in epilepsy : The Buss-Durkee hostility inventory. In: Epilepsia. 1994 ; Vol. 35, No. 3. pp. 585-590.
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