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Masia SL; Perrine K; Westbrook L; Alper K; Devinsky O
"Emotional outbursts and post-traumatic stress disorder during intracarotid amobarbital procedure"
Neurology 2000 Apr 25; 54(8):1691-1693
Severe emotional outbursts (SEOs) during intracarotid amobarbital procedures (IAP) rarely jeopardize preoperative language and memory testing. Four of four patients (100%) with outbursts had experienced significant emotional trauma (three were raped and one witnessed a decapitation), compared with 26 of 546 patients (4.8%) without outbursts (chi2 = 69.8, p < 0. 0001). Evocative injections were ipsilateral to seizure focus. IAP may disrupt emotional balance in some traumatized patients. Counseling may prevent SEOs

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