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The Effect of Anticonvulsants on Cognitive Functioning Following a Probable Encephalitic Illness

  • L. H. Goldstein (a1), V. Patel (a2), P. Aspinall (a3) and W. A. Lishman (a4)

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A 54-year-old man developed an acute encephalitic illness and subsequently suffered from marked memory difficulties. Considerable improvement with anticonvulsant therapy was demonstrated using a ward-based observation programme and serial neuropsychological assessments. The case report highlights the prominent role played by epileptic activity in determining the severity of the patient's amnesia.

British Journal of Psychiatry (1992), 160, 546–549

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The Effect of Anticonvulsants on Cognitive Functioning Following a Probable Encephalitic Illness

  • L. H. Goldstein (a1), V. Patel (a2), P. Aspinall (a3) and W. A. Lishman (a4)

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The Effect of Anticonvulsants on Cognitive Functioning Following a Probable Encephalitic Illness

  • L. H. Goldstein (a1), V. Patel (a2), P. Aspinall (a3) and W. A. Lishman (a4)
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