Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2018

Abstract

PIM (postictal mania) or PIP (postictal psychosis) usually comes on after a single episode or a seizure cluster of generalized tonic-clonic or complex partial secondarily generalized seizures. Patients maintain a lucid interval of clear consciousness which precedes a psychotic episode. The symptoms may include insomnia, hallucinations, delusions, elated expansive mood, euphoria, and distractibility. We present a case of a 62-year-old male with PIP or mania preceding an episode of seizure. In the light of this case report, we illustrate the importance of being vigilant about the psychotic symptoms in a patient with epilepsy in order to minimize the morbidity.

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© Copyright 2018 Rizvi et al.

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Publication Title

Cureus

DOI

10.7759/cureus.3338

Academic Level

resident

Mentor/PI Department

Psychiatry

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