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Schizophrenia Versus Epileptic Psychosis
Luís Fonseca, M.D.; Isabel Milheiro, M.D.; Joaquim Duarte, M.D.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2013;25:E01-E01. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.10120305
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Psychiatry Department Hospital de Braga Braga, Portugal
Hospital S. Marcos Portugal

Psychiatry and Mental Health Department
Braga Hospital
Braga, Portugal

Copyright © 2013 by the American Psychiatric Association


To the Editor: The association between epilepsy and schizophrenia-like psychosis has been studied since the 19th century, but many aspects of this relationship remain controversial and unknown.

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