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L'épilepsie chez l'infant et le caractère épileptoïde.

L'épilepsie chez l'infant et le caractère épileptoïde. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The author, who is a physician in a dispensary for "nervous, retarded and unstable children," discusses in this booklet his observations on epilepsy and epileptoid phenomena in childhood. The main part of his presentation is devoted to the epileptoid personality. In contrast to Hochart and others, he affirms that the "epileptoid character" can be diagnosed in childhood, even when no paroxysmal phenomena are present. As the chief epileptoid phenomena, the author describes instability, "turbulence," impulsive outbursts of anger, violence, cruelty, enuresis nocturna and somnambulism. He lays great stress on an intellectual disorder, which he terms "obnubilation." This symptom he regards as midway between true epileptic absences and a great slowness of intellectual processes ("bradypsychia"). A number of brief case histories are given. The discussion is restricted to the French literature on the subject. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

L'épilepsie chez l'infant et le caractère épileptoïde.

Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry , Volume 28 (6) – Dec 1, 1932

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1932 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6754
DOI
10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240060222030
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The author, who is a physician in a dispensary for "nervous, retarded and unstable children," discusses in this booklet his observations on epilepsy and epileptoid phenomena in childhood. The main part of his presentation is devoted to the epileptoid personality. In contrast to Hochart and others, he affirms that the "epileptoid character" can be diagnosed in childhood, even when no paroxysmal phenomena are present. As the chief epileptoid phenomena, the author describes instability, "turbulence," impulsive outbursts of anger, violence, cruelty, enuresis nocturna and somnambulism. He lays great stress on an intellectual disorder, which he terms "obnubilation." This symptom he regards as midway between true epileptic absences and a great slowness of intellectual processes ("bradypsychia"). A number of brief case histories are given. The discussion is restricted to the French literature on the subject.

Journal

Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1932

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