Complex Partial Epilepsy (Psychomotor Epilepsy)

A disorder characterized by recurrent partial seizures marked by impairment of cognition. During the seizure the individual may experience a wide variety of psychic phenomenon including formed hallucinations, illusions, deja vu, intense emotional feelings, confusion, and spatial disorientation. Focal motor activity, sensory alterations and AUTOMATISM may also occur. Complex partial seizures often originate from foci in one or both temporal lobes. The etiology may be idiopathic (cryptogenic partial complex epilepsy) or occur as a secondary manifestation of a focal cortical lesion (symptomatic partial complex epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp317-8)
Also Known As:
Psychomotor Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Complex Partial; Cryptogenic Partial Complex Epilepsy; Disorder, Complex Partial Seizures; Epilepsy, Cryptogenic, Partial Complex; Epilepsy, Psychic Equivalent; Epilepsy, Psychomotor; Epilepsy, Symptomatic, Partial Complex; Partial Complex Epilepsy, Cryptogenic; Partial Complex Epilepsy, Symptomatic; Seizure Disorder, Complex Partial; Symptomatic Partial Complex Epilepsy; Partial Epilepsy, Complex; Psychic Equivalent Epilepsy; Complex Partial Seizure Disorder
Networked: 144 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 21 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Agammaglobulinemia (Hypogammaglobulinemia)
2. Seizures (Absence Seizure)
3. Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
4. Generalized Epilepsy
5. Epilepsy (Aura)


1. Bragazzi, Nicola Luigi: 2 articles (01/2022 - 11/2019)
2. Brigo, Francesco: 2 articles (01/2022 - 11/2019)
3. Igwe, Stanley C: 2 articles (01/2022 - 11/2019)
4. Lattanzi, Simona: 2 articles (01/2022 - 11/2019)
5. Elisevich, Kost: 2 articles (01/2018 - 10/2011)
6. Egger, Jos: 1 article (01/2019)
7. Kipp, Janneke: 1 article (01/2019)
8. Kleefstra, Tjitske: 1 article (01/2019)
9. Ockeloen, Charlotte: 1 article (01/2019)
10. Pfundt, Rolph: 1 article (01/2019)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Complex Partial Epilepsy:
1. Carbamazepine (Tegretol)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Pharmaceutical PreparationsIBA
3. Valproic Acid (Depakote)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Levetiracetam (Keppra)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Tetanus ToxinIBA
6. Clonazepam (Rivotril)FDA LinkGeneric
7. VigabatrinFDA Link
8. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs)IBA
9. Phenytoin (Dilantin)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Prostaglandins EIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Electrodes (Electrode)
2. Vagus Nerve Stimulation
3. Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
4. Drug Tapering
5. Therapeutics