John Libbey Eurotext

Post-traumatic epilepsy with isolated memory flashbacks Volume 15, issue 1, March 2013


  • Post-traumatic epilepsy with isolated memory flashbacks


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Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences,, Department of Medical Biophysics,, Department of Medical Imaging,, Department of Psychology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Some traumatic events can cause both post-traumatic stress disorder and epileptic seizures. We report the case of a woman who experienced a severe head injury which subsequently led to the development of paroxysmal episodes of isolated memory flashbacks related to the injury. Detailed analysis of her symptoms along with video-EEG telemetry recordings was helpful to distinguish between these two conditions. [ Published with video sequences]