Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 1984 ; 84(9): 1381-5.
[Neurotic disorders in epilepsy and their treatment by technics of psychotherapy and reflexotherapy]
The paper reports on observations of the onset and development of neurotic states in patients (n = 51) suffering from various forms of epilepsy at different stages of the disease. The clinical features of the principal types of neuroses such as neurasthenia, hysteria or neurosis of obsessive states proceeding in the presence of epilepsy are considered and clinical examples are adduced. Recommendations are given on the treatment of such patients using psychotherapy (including hypnotherapy) and acupuncture combined with basic anticonvulsion treatment. Peculiar phenomena resulting from the application of these methods and their therapeutic value are described.