nonepileptic seizure

non·ep·i·lep·tic sei·zure

any behavior that resembles a seizure, but is not epileptic, that is, not associated with abnormal cerebral EEG activity.
See also: psychogenic seizure.

nonepileptic seizure

Pseudoseizure, psychogenic seizure Neurology A condition characterized by episodic changes in behavior, accompanied by somatosensory or other seizure-like events, unrelated to electrical activity in the brain Associations Pts with NS may also have mood disorders, bipolar disorder, dysthymic disorder, separation anxiety, school refusal DiffDx Psychogenic disorders–eg, somatiform disorders, anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, psychotic disorders, impulse control disorders, attention-deficit disorders, factitious disorders, cardiovascular disease–eg, syncope, arrhythmias, TIAs, breath-holding spells, migraines, movement disorders–eg, tremors, dyskinesis, parasomnia and sleep-related disorders, GI disease–eg, cyclic vomiting syndrome, episodic nausea, others–eg, daydreams, malingering. See Psychogenic seizure.
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Reuber M, Mitchel AJ, Howlett S, Elger CE, Measuring outcome in psychogenic nonepileptic seizure: how relevant is seizure remission?
Une crise psychogene non epileptique (CPNE, ou PNES, Psychogenic NonEpileptic Seizure) est une manifestation transitoire d'allure neurologique pouvant faire evoquer, a tort, le diagnostic de crise epileptique (Maillard, Hingray, Schwann & Vespignani, 2015).
Demographic data PNES (n=20) Number (n) 20 Gender Female 18 Male 2 Marital status Married 11 Single 9 Employment Working 13 Not working 7 Mean age (years 28.85 [+ or -] 8.99 Education level (years) 11.10 [+ or -] 2.33 Epilepsy (n=11) Number (n) 11 Gender Female 4 Male 7 Marital status Married 2 Single 9 Employment Working 6 Not working 5 Mean age (years 28.82 [+ or -] 13.14 Education level (years) 9.55 [+ or -] 2.16 Control (n=20) Number (n) 20 Gender Female 15 Male 5 Marital status Married 12 Single 8 Employment Working 20 Not working 20 Mean age (years 31.05 [+ or -] 6.985 Education level (years) 11.20 [+ or -] 2.28 PNES: psychogenic nonepileptic seizure Table 2.
The app was informative in 87% of cases (115 patients), and app results ultimately agreed with a physician's diagnosis of epileptic or nonepileptic seizure in 97% of those cases (112 patients), according to Dr.
A spokesperson for the 24-year-old R 'n' B star told Us magazine that the singer, who suffered an nonepileptic seizure at a Hollywood recording studio on Friday morning, is on the mend, Contactmusic reported.
CP = complex partial; DI = during interview; Gen = generalized; NES = nonepileptic seizure; P2nd = partial seizure with secondary generalization; PI = postinterview; 2nd = secondary generalized; SP = simple partial; TC = tonic-clonic.
A comparative study of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder prevalence in epilepsy patients and psychogenic nonepileptic seizure patients.
Nonepileptic seizure outcome varies by type of spell and duration of illness.
First, older patients can have episodes that mimic seizures but are actually the result of syncope, a sleep disorder, or a psychiatric illness.[12] Differentiating nonepileptic seizures from epileptic seizures can be difficult.
Second, active epilepsy might be overestimated because of the mistaken reporting of other nonepileptic seizures (5) or underestimated because of respondents' reluctance to disclose epilepsy (2), as well as by the exclusion of institutionalized adults (e.g., adults in long-term care facilities and incarcerated persons) from NHIS.