pseudoseizure(redirected from Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures)
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hys·ter·ic con·vul·sion, hysteroid convulsion
convulsions resulting from conversion disorder (for which hysteria is an older form). See: psychogenic seizure. Compare: somatoform disorder.
pseudoseizure/pseu·do·sei·zure/ (-se´zhur) an attack resembling an epileptic seizure but having purely psychological causes, lacking the electroencephalographic changes of epilepsy, and sometimes able to be stopped by an act of will.
pseudoseizure(sood?o-se'zhur) [ pseudo- + seizure]
A series of movements or behaviors that resemble a seizure but are not caused by abnormal electrical brain activity. Some are simulated for secondary gain, and some by psychological causes; they can be stopped by an act of will. Synonym: nonepileptic attack disorder; psychogenic nonepileptic seizure