What is temporal lobe epilepsy?

People with temporal lobe epilepsy typically experience complex focal seizures. However, tonic-clonic seizures and simple focal seizures also are common.

Seizures occurring as part of temporal lobe epilepsy are frequently difficult to describe. The temporal lobe controls memory and emotion, and the seizures can distort these two things.

People with temporal lobe epilepsy frequently describe a deluge of old memories flooding back, hallucinations, or foreign emotions.

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