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June 1972

Psychometric Test Performance in Relation to the Psychopathology of Epilepsy

Author Affiliations

Portland, Ore
From the Division of Neurology and the Department of Medical Psychology, University of Oregon School of Medicine, Portland. Dr. Stevens is currently at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Dr. Milstein is at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital and Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis; and Dr. Goldstein is at the University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1972;26(6):532-538. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1972.01750240044007

Clinical, electroencephalographic, and psychologic test data from 49 adults with diagnoses of temporal-psychomotor, generalized, or focal epilepsy were examined statistically in order to determine whether cognitive, perceptual, or memory dysfunctions were significantly correlated with the incidence and quality of psychopathology. No significant relationship could be shown between deficits in psychometric test performance and quality or degree of psychiatric abnormality.