Postictal Psychosis in a Child

Charuta N. Joshi, Frances A. Booth, Eric S. Sigurdson, James M. Bolton, Namrata S. Shah

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Postictal psychosis is a state of psychosis following repeated or prolonged complex partial seizures with or without secondary generalization and is well described in adult epilepsy literature. It is sparsely reported in the pediatric literature. This report describes a 12-year-old male presenting with status epilepticus who developed psychotic symptoms. Diagnosis of postictal psychosis was made after correlating clinical symptoms with video-electroencephalographic monitoring. The clinical course of this illness is profiled, and the literature reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-391
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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