What Are Some Temporal Lobe Disorders?


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Two types of temporal lobe disorders are temporal lobe epilepsy and frontotemporal dementia, according to the National Institute on Aging and the Epilepsy Foundation. Temporal lobe disorders tend to affect people's emotions and their ability to communicate.

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Frontotemporal dementia is also known as frontotemporal lobar degeneration, according to the National Institute on Aging. The disease damages its victims' ability to manage emotional responses and avoid social behavior that is inappropriate.

Temporal lobe epilepsy is characterized by epileptic seizures that may be accompanied by hallucinations of voices, strange sounds and indescribable experiences, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. There are two types of temporal lobe epilepsy, one that affects the inner structures of the temporal lobe and one that affects its outer structure.

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