STUDIO DEI DISTURBI SUBCLINICI DEL LINGUAGGIO NELL'EPILESSIA TEMPORALE DIVERSAMENTE LATERALIZZATA

Translated title of the contribution: A study of subclinical language disorders in lateralized temporal lobe epilepsy

A. Azzoni, A. Daniele, G. Gainotti, S. Mazza, E. Russo

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Abstract

Several AA. have hypothesized a high incidence of 'schizophrenia-like psychosis' in patients with left temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). However, the mechanisms involved in these psychopatological manifestations have not yet been clarified. Recently, other Authors have suggested that some personality characteristics of patients with left TLE (humorlessness, viscosity) may be related to slight interictal language disorders due to the presence of a left temporal focus. Since this latter mechanism might also explain the disturbances of verbal thought described in patients with TLE associated with schizophrenia-like psychosis, patients with left TLE and right TLE were compared on language and verbal memory tasks. No difference between the two groups was found. So far, these results don't support the hypothesis of a higher incidence of subclinical language and verbal memory disorders in patients with left TLE.

Translated title of the contributionA study of subclinical language disorders in lateralized temporal lobe epilepsy
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Pages385-387
Number of pages3
Edition66-67
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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