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May 1930


Arch NeurPsych. 1930;23(5):986-1031. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220110148008

Report of Cases


Common Symptomatologic Pattern of Neurosomatic Deterioration in Chronic Epilepsy

Symptomatologic Variants of the Neurosomatic Deterioration in Chronic Epilepsy

Residual Syndromes (Sequelae) of the Primary Cerebral Lesion and the Symptom-Complex of Progressive Neurosomatic Deterioration

Akinetohypertonic and Pyramidal Syndromes as Shown in Advanced Neurosomatic Deterioration

Pseudobulbar Phenomena in Advanced Deterioration; Neurosomatic Deterioration in Epilepsy and in Presenile or Senile Arteriosclerotic Parkinsonism

Results of a Neurologic Survey of a Large Number of Average Institutional Cases of Epilepsy


The progressive changes that develop in many epileptic patients in the course of time constitute what is generally called deterioration. Indeed, in the course of years, many persons with epilepsy fail both mentally and physically. These essentially progressive mental and physical changes should not be considered independently of each other; no doubt they constitute, at least clinically speaking, one disease process. In spite of recent advances in clinical neurology little attention