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Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Carl W. Bazil

in Epilepsy

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Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743506
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199743506.003.0004

Series: What Do I Do Now

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

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About 25% of patients with refractory epilepsy who are referred to epilepsy centers actually are found to have psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. These can be very confusing to treating clinicians, as by history they may sound exactly like epileptic seizures. Correct diagnosis usually requires video-EEG monitoring, and diagnosis is critical in redirecting appropriate care for the patient.

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Subjects: Neurology

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