[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A case report is presented here. A 33-year-old female who had been medicated with Chinese medicine showed a typical psychomotor status which conformed to all items of Heintel's and Treiman and Delgado-Escueta's diagnostic criteria of psychomotor status. When she was 33 years old in the 34th week of pregnancy on April 11, 1981, she was found to be in an epileptic twilight state during which a delirious state and some automatisms were observed. As the incidence of automatisms gradually increased, she was finally seized with a typical psychomotor status in which automatisms were quite periodically and frequently repeated without complete recovery of consciousness between seizures. This status still continued despite an intravenous injection of diazepam and phenytoin and barely ceased with the medication of clonazepam and carbamazepine four days after the beginning of the status.
No preview · Article · Feb 1983 · Folia psychiatrica et neurologica japonica
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A case report of psychomotor status was presented. A 51-year-old male caught a cold and had a high fever at the end of September, 1979. On October 7th, he had a visual hallucination followed by a generalized seizure. After hospitalization he went through several fits of automatism. On October 15th, he was seized with automatism status in which the seizures were repeated every 25 minutes and there was no recovery of consciousness between the seizures. Although an intravenous injection of diazepam interrupted this status, on October 17th he showed subclinical seizure status on the EEG during which automatism traces were rarely found. By the medication of carbamazepine and clonazepam, he improved gradually. CT-scan revealed the disappearance of the right sylvian fissure and CSF showed findings of viral encephalitis. Consequently, he was considered to have been suffering from temporal lobe encephalitis and shown an episode of psychomotor status with automatisms and automatism traces during which typical automatism status was observed as well.
No preview · Article · Feb 1981 · Folia psychiatrica et neurologica japonica