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October 1983

Personality Analysis of Epileptics-Reply

Author Affiliations

New England Deaconess Hospital 110 Francis St Boston, MA 02215

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(10):658-659. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050090094021

In Reply.  —In general, I am eager to learn the results of studies on personality and behavior in limbic system epilepsy, especially those conducted with the inventories developed by Paul Fedio, PhD, and myself at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In fact, I have supplied commentary to the Archives of General Psychiatry concerning an article by Mungas1 and served as an adviser to several groups of investigators who essentially replicated our results.However, I had some difficulty commenting on Dr Brumback's conclusions since, within the letter, he provides no details of method or statistical analysis to allow a careful reader to evaluate his results. The only "data" provided are the number of subjects in various patient groups. With no description of group selection, statistical analysis, or other methods, a reader cannot weigh the conclusions.Since I was interested in the source of Dr Brumback's conclusions, I consulted his reference to

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