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Jpn J Psychiatry Neurol. 1991 Jun;45(2):360-1.

10-year follow-up study of epilepsy with psychosis.

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  • 1National Center Hospital, NCNP, Kodaira, Japan.


Thirty-three cases of psychosis associated with epilepsy were followed in our clinic for 10 years. In 12 cases, the psychotic symptom appeared episodically and 9 of them had more than one relapse and 7 of them more than 2 relapses. Only 3 cases had no relapse. In 21 cases, the psychotic symptoms were continuous, lasting more than 2 years. In 8 of them, the symptoms were stable and remained unchanged but in 13 of them, the symptom showed exacerbation and partial remissions. In 11 cases, a decrease or discontinuation of antipsychotic drugs (mostly haloperidol) significantly provoked or aggravated the psychotic symptoms.

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