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*Chen DK. Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizure.  Uptodate. Updated May 18, 2018. Accessed June 1, 2018. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures?search=psychogenic%20nonepileptic%20seizures&source=search_result&selectedTitle=1~31&usage_type=default&display_rank=1

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Background

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of seizures

Seizure

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

  • If symptoms improve consider discharge with close neurology and psychiatry follow-up to rule out epilepsy and identify and treat the underlying psychiatric origin of symptoms.
  • If symptoms cannot be controlled or patient/family are not accepting of diagnosis. Consider admission for observation and further evaluation.
  • Prognosis:
    • 25-38 percent of patients achieve seizure freedom
    • Children have a better prognosis than adults, with 70 to 80 percent achieving seizure remission

See Also

External Links

References