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

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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
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1979
Externally publishedYes

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    Mayeux, R., Alexander, M. P., Benson, D. F., Brandt, J., & Rosen, J. (1979). Poriomania. Neurology, 29(12), 1616-1619. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.29.12.1616