Psychogenic seizures

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By John M Stern MD

Psychogenic seizures are also known as or subsume Pseudoseizures and Nonepileptic seizures. –ed

Psychogenic seizures often challenge even experienced epilepsy experts in their diagnosis because of their behavioral overlap with epileptic seizures and their potential comorbidity with epilepsy. Once diagnosed, they pose the additional challenges of understanding their basis and providing an effective treatment. In a review by Dr. John Stern of UCLA, the fundamental clinical aspects of psychogenic seizures are surveyed, including issues of differential diagnosis, prognosis, and management.