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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Clinical characteristics of psychogenic nonepileptic seizure status in the long-term unit.
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.
A definitive diagnosis of a nonepileptic seizure thus can be made when a witnessed, typical episode is accompanied by a simultaneous normal EEG tracing.
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.
You also should be aware of what seizure imitators to rule out: movement disorders such as tics and Sandifer's syndrome, daydreaming and inattention, fainting, migraines, panic attacks, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), self-stimulatory behaviors, periods of the child holding her breath, and sleep parasomnias, such as night terrors, sleepwalking, and sleep myoclonus.
Minimum requirements for the diagnosis of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: A staged approach: A report from the International League Against Epilepsy Nonepileptic Seizures Task Force.
Impact of family functioning on quality of life in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures versus epilepsy.
Finally, some IAV with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and diagnosed with epilepsy, or misclassified as having epilepsy, could have been included in the analysis; however, identifying these persons based on administrative data is not possible (1).