Periictal Capgras Syndrome After Clustered Ictal Fear: Depth-Electroencephalogram Study
Version of Record online: 3 AUG 2005
Volume 38, Issue 7, pages 847–850, July 1997
How to Cite
Kanemoto, K. (1997), Periictal Capgras Syndrome After Clustered Ictal Fear: Depth-Electroencephalogram Study. Epilepsia, 38: 847–850. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1157.1997.tb01474.x
- Issue online: 3 AUG 2005
- Version of Record online: 3 AUG 2005
- Accepted January 29, 1997.
- Ictal fear;
- Temporal lobe epilepsy;
- Periictal psychosis
Summary: Purpose: To describe periictal Capgras syndrome as a result of rapid, successive bouts of ictal fear.
Methods: This periictal psychotic state was documented by depth EEG recordings.
Results: Episodes of paroxysmal fear, experienced as a vivid sensation of someone being nearby, corresponded with unilateral left limbic ictal discharge.
Conclusions: Depersonalization, regardless of organic or functional origin, is an important contributor to the genesis of Capgras syndrome.