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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0004-282X

Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.25 no.2 São Paulo June 1967

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1967000200003 

Riso na epilepsia

 

Laughter in epilepsy

 

 

Edymar JardimI; Jorge Armbrust-FigueiredoII

IDepartamento de Neurologia da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Prêto da Universidade de São Paulo: Professor Assistente
IIDepartamento de Neurologia da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Prêto da Universidade de São Paulo: Professor Catedrático

 

 


RESUMO

São estudados três casos de síndrome convulsiva temporal, com manifestações concomitantes de riso na sua fase inicial. As características principais foram a imotivação e á incoercibilidade do riso. Esses sintomas desapareceram com o uso de anticonvulsivantes.


SUMMARY

Three cases of temporal lobe epilepsy in which the seizures were initiated by outbursts of laughter are reported. The laughter was forced and uncontrollable. This symptom disappeared with the use of anticonvulsivant drugs. The mechanism of laughter is discussed.


 

 

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