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Case Report

Postictal Psychosis Treated Successfully With Olanzapine

Tamara Bockow-Kaplan, MD; Kajal R. Patel, MD; and Benjamin R. Nordstrom, MD, PhD

Published: September 15, 2012

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Postictal psychosis is a significant psychiatric complication of chronic epilepsy estimated to occur in 2%-7.8% of epilepsy patients. Risk factors include bilateral seizure foci, bilateral limbic lesions, increase in seizure frequency, or a cluster of seizures preceding psychiatric symptoms. Seizure control can prevent postictal psychosis, which is often recurrent, but when present, immediate recognition of this disorder is critical.’ ‹

Volume: 73

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