Psychodynamics and psychiatric diagnoses of pseudoseizure
One child developed pseudoseizure
after 6 months of therapy.
R experienced a "seizure-like spell" characterized by gross non-stereotyped jerking of the upper extremities, intact orientation, retention of bowel and bladder function, and coherent speech consistent with a diagnosis of pseudoseizure
Induction of pseudoseizure
with intravenous saline placebo.
(33) Additionally, any other existing condition or disorder may be identified as one without demonstrable physical cause by the "pseudo" prefix, as in pseudoseizure
. (34) Indeed, "[t]he term 'somatization,' ...
Emergency department physicians' diagnoses for 1,348 (a) neuroimaged seizure patients Diagnosis Seizure patients (%) Etiology uncertain 515 (38) Alcohol or drug abuse/withdrawal 253 (19) Head injury 105 (7.8) Epilepsy 92 (6.8) Other (b) 104 (7.7) Brain tumor 42 (3.1) Metabolic disorder (e.g., hypoglycemia) 39 (2.9) Stroke 36 (2.7) Neurocysticercosis 30 (2.2) Nontraumatic cerebral hemorrhage 22 (1.6) Syncope, possibly not seizure 25 (1.9) Meningitis or brain abscess 18 (1.3) Pseudoseizure
14 (1.0) Toxoplasmosis 12 (0.9) No diagnosis documented 42 (3.1) (a) The method of categorizing discharge diagnoses was modified during the study.
Dissociation and childhood abuse history in epileptic and pseudoseizure
If it is a pseudoseizure
, no changes will be observed in the EEG, and the spell will not be consistent with the types of seizures that can occur without EEG changes.
Psychodinamics and psychiatric diagnoses of pseudoseizure
Psychiatric and neurologic predictors of psychogenic pseudoseizure