Year: 2003 Source: Epilepsy and Behavior, v.4, no.2, (April 2003), p.133-141 SIEC No: 20040210

The authors investigated a series of patients with epileptic psychosis in Brazil & compared their findings with those of other authors, studying course & outcome for epilepsy & psychosis. Mean age of psychosis onset was 27.4 years, after a mean duration of epilepsy of 18.1 years, with predominance of schizophrenic presentations with interictal onset, frequent psychiatric admissions, suicide attempts, & postpsychosis functional decline. Findings are discussed. (49 refs)