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.
A multicenter study on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among new referrals for epilepsy in Japan. Forty-two percent of the subjects showed a psychiatric disorder. Twenty-four percent of the total showed psychiatric disorders, including neurotic disorders in 8%, psychotic disorders in 7%, and affective disorders in 1%. In addition, 23% of the total showed mental retardation, and 18% showed personality disorders.
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.