Genital automatisms: Reappraisal of a remarkable but ignored symptom of focal seizures

Dede H. O. , Bebek N. , Gurses C. , Baysal-Kirac L., Baykan B. , Gokyigit A.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, vol.80, pp.84-89, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.12.023
  • Title of Journal : EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-89


Objectives: Genital automatisms (GAs) are uncommon clinical phenomena of focal seizures. They are defined as repeated fondling, grabbing, or scratching of the genitals. The aim of this study was to determine the lateralizing and localizing value and associated clinical characteristics of GAs.