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Acta Neurol Scand. 1989 Dec;80(6):541-7.

Evoked and psychogenic epileptic seizures: II. Inhibition.

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David Lewis Centre for Epilepsy, Cheshire, England.


The inhibition of seizure activity by behavioural methods is becoming more popular. Lockhart's monkey model of focal epilepsy suggests a theoretical approach to behavioural seizure inhibition. Behaviour, by changing the pattern of excitation and inhibition surrounding a focus, is thus able to inhibit seizure activity. This article describes single case studies in which the behavioural methods of cued arousal, covert desensitization and relaxation have brought about a decrease in seizure frequency.

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