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
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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