Epilepsy & Seizures
Focal seizures with experiential symptoms
Experiential symptoms are illusions or hallucinations that result in erroneous interpretations of the present experience, including déjà-vu, jamais-vu, hyperfamiliarity, sensory and memory illusions, and out-of-body experiences termed autoscopy. They can occur in focal epilepsy arising from the temporal lobe, as well as during the aura phase of migraine headache, in the context of psychiatric disease, or in association with mass lesions or inflammatory conditions of the temporal lobe.
Oct. 18, 2021