Self-induced pattern-sensitive epilepsy

Arch Neurol. 1979 Jan;36(1):48-50. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1979.00500370078021.


A case of self-induced pattern-sensitive epilepsy was observed in a 13-year-old girl. This case resembles those of patients who induce seizures in themselves by light stimulation. The close relationship between photosensitive and pattern-sensitive epilepsy is emphasized.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy / etiology*
  • Epilepsy / physiopathology
  • Epilepsy / psychology
  • Female
  • Form Perception*
  • Humans
  • Pattern Recognition, Visual*
  • Photic Stimulation