Dissociative States With Abnormal Temporal Lobe EEG: Multiple Personality and the Illusion of Possession

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Abstract

Twelve patients with clinical and EEG manifestations reminiscent of temporal lobe epilepsy reported symptoms of dissociative states. In seven of these patients, the clinical picture was consistent with multiple personality, whereas the other five had the illusion of supernatural possession. These cases suggest that in selected instances dissociative states may constitute complex behavioral manifestations of chronic limbic epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-181
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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