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August 1983

Absence Status Manifested by Compulsive Masturbation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Palmetto General and Hialeah (Fla) hospitals (Dr Jacome); the Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Miami (Dr Jacome); and the EEG Laboratories, Palm Springs General Hospital, Hialeah (Dr Jacome and Ms Risko).

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(8):523-524. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04210070063017

• Absence status manifested by compulsive masturbation occurred in a 41-year-old man with generalized epilepsy. lctal simple and complex sexual manifestations during partial seizures in focal epilepsy are rare, but, to our knowledge, our report of this sexual automatism during absence status in generalized epilepsy is unique.

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