epileptoid


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ep·i·lep·toid

 (ĕp′ə-lĕp′toid′)
adj.
Resembling epilepsy or any of its symptoms.

epileptoid

(ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɔɪd) or

epileptiform

adj
(Pathology) resembling epilepsy
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The autistic narrator has the added burden of an actual malady, which skews things inevitably--it can turn him deeply rageful, as when Todd gets his "volts," which are nearly epileptoid in their fury--or when, despite his apparent innocence, he has to deal with the social shame of looking and behaving differently, a fact that filters in to his consciousness despite his seeming indifference to it.
The stark closing shots of Carrie's subconvulsive twitching, her jaw agonizingly clenched around a baby-blue bite plate, only served up a gentler, kinder version of Hollywood's standard ECT epileptoid extravaganza.
To those acquainted with the so-called binominal or serial law, according to which no phenomenon occurs singly--each one being, on the contrary, the expression of a series of less well-defined but analogous facts--such frequent occurrence of epilepsy among the most distinguished of distinguished men can but indicate a greater prevalence of this disease among men of genius than was previously thought possible, and suggests the hypothesis of the epileptoid nature of genius.
Quirk's insight that a great deal of maladaptive behavior might be epileptoid was reinforced by Jonas in ICTAL AND SUBICTAL NEUROSES, and by Alvarez in NERVES IN COLLISION.