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[Effect of amygdalotomy on behavior disorders in epileptics].

Authors
  • Luczywek, E
  • Mempel, E
  • Olsnes, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurologia i neurochirurgia polska
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1978
Volume
12
Issue
2
Pages
145–150
Identifiers
PMID: 353579
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Results of psychological testing in 46 epileptics with severe behaviour disturbances treated surgically, by the stereotaxic method (selective exclusion of the dorso medial parts of amygdalae) are reported. After the operation there was a significant improvement of behaviour and seizures of temporal-lobe type were no longer observed. Comparative tests demonstrated a significant reduction of emotional tension, development of ability to behaviour and emotional reactions control, reduction of emotional instability and motor hyperactivity. Aggressiveness in difficult or conflict situations was markedly diminished or eliminated.

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