The Amygdala and Psychopathology Studies in Epilepsy

Authors

  • MICHAEL R. TRIMBLE,

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    1. Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1N3BG, England
      Address for correspondence: Michael R. Trimble, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1N3BG, England. Voice and fax: 0044-207-278-8772. proftrimble@compuserve.com
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  • LUDGER TEBARTZ VAN ELST

    1. Department of Psychiatry. Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg. Germany
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Address for correspondence: Michael R. Trimble, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1N3BG, England. Voice and fax: 0044-207-278-8772. proftrimble@compuserve.com

Abstract

Abstract: The results of volumetric studies of the amygdala and hippocampus in patients with epilepsy who also have psychopathology are described. The main data relate to the increased size of the amygdala in patients with epilepsy and psychosis. The associations between the amygdala and affective disorders, notably dysthymia and euphoria, are also discussed.

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