Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures
Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are non-epileptic attacks resembling an epileptic seizure, but without the characteristic electrical discharges associated with epilepsy. They are stress-related or emotional and result from traumatic psychological experiences. Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are mainly convulsive and occur in wakefulness and in the presence of witnesses. They are commonly confused and misdiagnosed as genuine epileptic seizures. Outcome is generally good if diagnosis is made early and psychological treatment is taken.
KeywordsPseudo-seizures Hysteric attacks Stress-related Psychological trauma Panic Psychotherapy Anxiety Depression Inductions Video-EEG
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