Kloos Syndrome (Paralysis of Time). A Psychopathological Rare Case


  • Juan Rojo-Moreno Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain
  • Carlota Rojo-Valdemoro Department of Psychiatry, Healthcare Complex of Zamora, 49022 Zamora, Spain
  • Carlota Valdemoro-García Private Practice at Clinica Professor Rojo, 46001 Valencia, Spain
  • Jesus Alberto Santolaya Prego de Oliver Department of Psychology, European University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain




Kloos syndrome, paralysis of time, psychopathology, epilepsy, epileptic focus, temporoparietal focus


A case of Kloos syndrome is presented, a rare psychopathological manifestation in psychiatry characterized by the experience of “time paralysis” related to an epileptic focus in the left temporoparietal areas. This syndrome was identified through a detailed psychopathological analysis and detected by an electroencephalographic record. The patient's symptoms disappeared after receiving antiepileptic treatment with Carbamazepine. In this case report we highlight the detailed phenomenological and clinical analysis, as well as the importance of carrying out complementary tests when we are faced with unusual or sudden-onset symptoms without any trigger, as took place in the case exposed.




How to Cite

Rojo-Moreno, Juan, et al. “Kloos Syndrome (Paralysis of Time). A Psychopathological Rare Case”. Actas Españolas De Psiquiatría, vol. 52, no. 3, June 2024, pp. 375-7, doi:10.62641/aep.v52i3.1599.



Case Report