The article you requested is
Affective Illness and Epilepsy
J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58:498 [letter]
Copyright 1997 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
To view this item, select one of the options below.
Purchase this PDF for $40
If you are not a paid subscriber, you may purchase the PDF.
(You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
Receive immediate full-text access to JCP. You can subscribe to JCP print + online for $166 individual.
If you are a paid subscriber to JCP and do not yet have a username and password, activate your subscription now.
As a paid subscriber who has activated your subscription, you have access to the HTML and PDF versions of this item.
Still can't log in? Contact the Circulation Department at 1-800-489-1001 x4 or send an email
Letter to the Editor
Sir: We read with interest the paper by Dr. Blumer because
affective illness in patients with epilepsy is an important problem,
but we do not believe the data he presents adequately support
his hypothesis. The concept of “subictal affective illness”
was popular some years ago. Some patients with temporal lobe
seizures experience affective symptoms acutely as an ictal phenomenon,
but cases in which chronic affective symptoms are
due to epileptic discharges have not been documented.