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: 110 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 16 trials/studies)

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Related Diseases

1. Agammaglobulinemia (Hypogammaglobulinemia)
2. Seizures (Seizure)
3. Generalized Epilepsy
4. Epilepsy (Aura)
5. Infantile Spasms (West Syndrome)


1. Lerche, Holger: 1 article (10/2014)
2. Becker, Felicitas: 1 article (10/2014)
3. Bast, Thomas: 1 article (10/2014)
4. Wiemer-Kruel, Adelheid: 1 article (10/2014)
5. Mayer, Thomas: 1 article (10/2014)
6. Wolking, Stefan: 1 article (10/2014)
7. Weber, Yvonne G: 1 article (10/2014)
8. Hirano, Yoshiko: 1 article (07/2010)
9. Oguni, Hirokazu: 1 article (07/2010)
10. Katoh, Ikuko: 1 article (07/2010)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Complex Partial Epilepsy:
1. Carbamazepine (Tegretol)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium)FDA LinkGeneric
3. etiracetam (levetiracetam)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Tetanus ToxinIBA
5. VigabatrinFDA Link
6. Phenytoin (Dilantin)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Prostaglandins E (PGE)IBA
8. Alfentanil (Alfenta)FDA LinkGeneric
9. ProlactinIBA
10. Technetium Tc 99m Exametazime (Ceretec)FDA Link

Therapies and Procedures

1. Electrodes (Electrode)
2. Vagus Nerve Stimulation
3. Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
4. Deep Brain Stimulation
5. Meditation