Psychogenic seizures: A review

A. M. Bloch, Y. Bloch, U. Kramer

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Abstract

Psychogenic seizures are characterized by paroxysmal changes in behavior, which resemble epileptic seizures, but are not associated with bursts of epileptiform electrical brain activity. Psychogenic seizures have been described in children. Their prevalence increases in adolescence and peaks in adulthood. An updated review of the literature is presented with special attention paid to the expression of this condition in adolescents, its epidemiology, relevant clinical issues, psychiatric-related issues, prognosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S71-S85
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume12
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Diagnosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Nonepileptic seizures
  • Prognosis
  • Pseudoseizures
  • Psychiatric aspects
  • Psychogenic seizures
  • Treatment

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