Panic attacks as ictal manifestations of parietal lobe seizures

S. Alemayehu, Gregory K Bergey, E. Barry, A. Krumholz, A. Wolf, C. P. Fleming, E. J. Frear

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Abstract

Although most panic attacks appear to be primary psychiatric disturbances, some evidence suggests a biologic basis for panic disorder, possibly associated with temporal lobe dysfunction. Fear is a common affective change associated with some complex partial seizures (CPS) originating from the right temporal lobe. We describe a previously unreported association between panic attacks and seizures originating from the parietal lobe in 2 patients with right parietal lobe tumors. Intracranial monitoring documented correlations between the symptoms of fear and restricted regional parietal conical discharges. Surgical resections of the lesions (one total, one subtotal) resulted in complete recovery or improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)824-830
Number of pages7
JournalEpilepsia
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Fear
  • Panic attacks
  • Parietal lobe
  • Seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Alemayehu, S., Bergey, G. K., Barry, E., Krumholz, A., Wolf, A., Fleming, C. P., & Frear, E. J. (1995). Panic attacks as ictal manifestations of parietal lobe seizures. Epilepsia, 36(8), 824-830. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1528-1157.1995.tb01621.x

Panic attacks as ictal manifestations of parietal lobe seizures. / Alemayehu, S.; Bergey, Gregory K; Barry, E.; Krumholz, A.; Wolf, A.; Fleming, C. P.; Frear, E. J.

In: Epilepsia, Vol. 36, No. 8, 1995, p. 824-830.

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Alemayehu, S, Bergey, GK, Barry, E, Krumholz, A, Wolf, A, Fleming, CP & Frear, EJ 1995, 'Panic attacks as ictal manifestations of parietal lobe seizures', Epilepsia, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 824-830. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1528-1157.1995.tb01621.x
Alemayehu, S. ; Bergey, Gregory K ; Barry, E. ; Krumholz, A. ; Wolf, A. ; Fleming, C. P. ; Frear, E. J. / Panic attacks as ictal manifestations of parietal lobe seizures. In: Epilepsia. 1995 ; Vol. 36, No. 8. pp. 824-830.
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