Temporal lobe seizures initiate in the temporal lobes of your brain, which process emotions and are important for short-term memory. Some symptoms of a temporal lobe seizure may be related to these functions, including having odd feelings such as euphoria, deja vu or fear. A sudden sense of unprovoked fear, a feeling that what's happening has happened before. A sudden or strange odor or taste. A rising sensation in the abdomen.
To fulfill its task of informed clinical decision making and resource allocation, epidemiological studies in epilepsy must adhere to a series of methodological standards. These are reviewed. Because seizure and epilepsy classification systems may be viewed as extensions of the diagnosis, they have direct implications in the acquisition and interpretation of epidemiologic data. The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) classification systems are analyzed in this light.
Anticonvulsant medications may help reduce or eliminate recurrent seizures in some people. They include carbamazepine, divalproex sodium, gabapentin, lamotrigine. Temporal lobe seizures may be difficult to completely control with medication alone. It is not unusual for a person to have an occasional temporal lobe seizure despite taking the correct amount of medication.