pseudoseizure

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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
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These patients - returning war veterans, mothers in child-custody battles and over-extended professionals alike - have what doctors are calling psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES).
The topics include monitoring seizure frequency and severity in outpatients, identifying and managing depressive and anxiety disorders in epilepsy, clinically relevant specifications for systems to predict and detect seizures, herbal remedies in epilepsy, and treating psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new research has found that reduced levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)-a protein in the brain that encourages growth of neurons-may be a trait marker for individuals with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES).
Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are defined as episodes of altered movements, sensations, and behaviours that resemble epileptic seizures but that are not associated with abnormal electrical brain discharges (1,2,3,4).