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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is temporal lobe epilepsy?

Temporal lobe seizures are sometimes called focal seizures with impaired awareness. They arise from the temporal lobe of the brain. Some people remain aware of what's happening, but during more-intense seizures, the person may look awake but be unresponsive. Causes include brain disease/ infections, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebral tumours, and genetic syndromes.

Symptoms of temporal lobe epilepsy

  • Arms or legs sometimes move slowly without intending to

  • Hand and legs perform complex actions when moved subconsciously

  • Uncontrollable movements that make me subconsciously walk or wander around

  • Make noises or mutter subconsciously whenever moving arms or legs

  • Mouth makes chewing movements when moving arms or legs

  • Tasted something strange before losing consciousness

  • Strange smell before losing consciousness

  • Episodes of sudden, severe anxiety or fear

Questions your doctor may ask to check for temporal lobe epilepsy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose temporal lobe epilepsy

  • Do your arms or legs sometimes move slowly without intending to?

  • When your hands or legs move subconsciously, do they perform complex actions?

  • Do your uncontrollable movements make you subconsciously walk or wander around?

  • Do you make noises or mutter subconsciously whenever you move your arms or legs?

  • Does your mouth make chewing movements when you move your arms or legs?

Treatment for temporal lobe epilepsy

Treatment includes anti-seizure medication and surgical procedures to control the seizures, as well as treatment of the underlying cause.

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