The Temporolimbic Personality: A cross-national study

Aycicegi-Dinn A. , Dinn W. M. , Caldwell-Harris C. L.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, cilt.22, ss.211-224, 2008 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4321/s0213-61632008000400004
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.211-224


Background and objectives: Early investigators claimed that temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) was associated with a personality traits and psychiatric symptoms collectively known as the interictal behavioral syndrome or Geschwind's syndrome. Interictal behavioral alterations associated with TLE included affective dysregulation; irritability and impulsive aggression; anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms paranoia; abnormal patterns of social interaction; schizophrenic-like symptoms and dissociative states; hypergraphia; and hyperreligiosity. A number of psychiatric disorders are known to have subclinical variants. Are recurrent temperolimbic seizure-like events (as determined by a self-report symptom inventory-the LSCL-Limbic System Checklist) among non-clinical subjects also associated with TLE-related psychiatric symptoms/syndromes and personality features?