Department of Neurology, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
- Key words: temporal lobe epilepsy, temporal lobe seizures, déjà vu, déjà vécu, post-traumatic stress disorder
- DOI : 10.1684/epd.2012.0530
- Page(s) : 325-8
- Published in: 2012
Vivid recollection of a particular past memory is a rare ictal phenomenon in temporal lobe epilepsy. When the memory is traumatic, the presentation may mimic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We report a woman with temporal lobe epilepsy who was misdiagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder for two years before she had a suspected generalised seizure; video-EEG monitoring confirmed that her episodes were epileptic. Adequate treatment with an antiepileptic medication resulted in total resolution of the episodes.