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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Dec 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology