Poriomania

Richard Mayeux, Michael P. Alexander, D. Frank Benson, Jason Brandt, Jeff Rosen

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Abstract

Three patients with complex partial seizures experienced prolonged episodes of aimless wandering followed by retrograde amnesia for the experience, a phenomenon called poriomania. Our experience and the literature suggest that this behavior is a prolonged postictal automatism and is not psychogenic. Adjustments of anticonvulsant therapy eliminated this behavior in all three of our patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1616-1619
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume29
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Retrograde Amnesia
Automatism
Social Adjustment
Behavior Therapy
Anticonvulsants
Seizures
Therapy
Amnesia

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Mayeux, R., Alexander, M. P., Benson, D. F., Brandt, J., & Rosen, J. (1979). Poriomania. Neurology, 29(12), 1616-1619.

Poriomania. / Mayeux, Richard; Alexander, Michael P.; Benson, D. Frank; Brandt, Jason; Rosen, Jeff.

In: Neurology, Vol. 29, No. 12, 1979, p. 1616-1619.

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Mayeux, R, Alexander, MP, Benson, DF, Brandt, J & Rosen, J 1979, 'Poriomania', Neurology, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 1616-1619.
Mayeux R, Alexander MP, Benson DF, Brandt J, Rosen J. Poriomania. Neurology. 1979;29(12):1616-1619.
Mayeux, Richard ; Alexander, Michael P. ; Benson, D. Frank ; Brandt, Jason ; Rosen, Jeff. / Poriomania. In: Neurology. 1979 ; Vol. 29, No. 12. pp. 1616-1619.
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