Geschwinds Syndrome

Geschwinds Syndrome

What is Geschwinds syndrome and where is the responsible lesion? 

Geschwind’s syndrome includes a cluster of personality traits: circumstantiality (excessive verbal output, stickiness, hypergraphia), altered sexuality (loss or alteration of sexual interests and a craving for overly close interpersonal relationships), and intensified mental life (deepening of many emotions, often resulting in religious or philosophical preoccupations; a strong moralistic sense). 

These personality traits have been attributed to temporal lobe epilepsy and are hypothesized to result from chronic epileptic activation or “kindling” within the amygdala.

The specificity of these features for temporal lobe epilepsy is poor.


Sign up to receive the trending updates and tons of Health Tips

Join SeekhealthZ and never miss the latest health information

Scroll to Top