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Gelastic seizures: video-EEG and scintigraphic analysis of a case with a frontal focus; review of the literature and pathophysiological hypotheses Volume 1, numéro 4, Décembre 1999

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  • Gelastic seizures: video-EEG and scintigraphic analysis of a case with a grontal focus; review of the literature and pathophysiological hypotheses

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Department of Neurology, CHR Pontchaillou, rue Henri-Le-Guilloux, 35053 Rennes Cedex, France
  • Page(s) : 221-8
  • Année de parution : 2000

Introduction Normal laughter is defined as a behavioral response to emotion or to a pleasant feeling. Pathological laughter is, on the other hand, an uncontrolled manifestation, which is unmotivated or disproportionate to the emotional context. Dady and Mulder [1] coined the term gelastic epilepsy (from gelos: mirth) to define epileptic fits where laughter is the only or predominant symptom. Gascon and Lumbroso [2] give the following [...]