Psychodynamics and psychiatric diagnoses 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
Those that had a known contraindication or previous exposure to Keppra(R), history of noncompliance, pregnancy or lactation, serious psychiatric illness within the past five years, unaccountable seizures or convulsive status epilepticus, history of pseudoseizure
or other conditions that might interfere with study participation were excluded.
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.
may represent a dissociative coping mechanism in which anxiety is reduced by the appearance of the pseudoseizure
The differential diagnosis of epilepsy, pseudoseizures
, dissociative identity disorder, and dissociative disorder not otherwise specified.
This patient sought treatment at a community hospital with headache, fever, and flat affect; she received ceftriaxone for a urinary tract infection and was hospitalized for suspected pseudoseizures
A number of pseudoseizures
were documented over several weeks.
But this new work seems to show that we may be able to make comparisons between lucid dreaming and some psychiatric conditions that involve an abnormal dissociation of consciousness while awake, such as psychosis, depersonalisation and pseudoseizures
Thank you for the article on pseudo-seizures ("Video/EEG 'Test' Can Diagnose Pseudoseizures
," July 2007, p.
Psychiatric features of children and adolescents with pseudoseizures