Personality changes

In addition to a variety of epileptic States and equivalents, Hesse epilepsy peculiar personality changes.
Personality changes with epilepsy in some patients determined by the predominance of irritability and fault-finding, often to the point tantrums, associated with aggressive actions, while others are observed mainly traits such as cowardice, timidity, the excessive reverence and mush, and the tendency to depreciation when communicating with others. Often these opposite features coexist in the nature of a patient. People with epilepsy are always advocates of justice and order, especially when it concerns the details of daily life. They love to teach, advise, and to take care that because of their extreme molestation usually painful to others. Typical speech patients with epilepsy. It is verbosity out while simultaneously reducing vocabulary, inability to provide in their story substantial and as a consequence - the jam on small details - the so-called thoroughness of thinking. Epilepsy patients peculiar to use in conversation template pompous phrases and diminutive (handle, leg, head). When counseling patients speak first of all about themselves and their illness, as well as their close relatives, which tend to praise and which are underlined reverence. Love to treatment, faith in the possibility of recovery - epileptic optimism is also characteristic for patients Hesse epilepsy.
In cases where the personal characteristics are expressed mild and there was no violation of the adaptability of patients to the usual conditions of life and work, said about the epileptic nature. A clear their manifestation, accompanied by disorders of memory, allows to speak about epileptic dementia. The rate of increase of personality changes, and memory depends primarily on the age at which it starts the disease (onset in childhood and adolescence are more adversely than in adulthood), duration of illness, and the frequency and nature as paroxysmal disorders and equivalents.