Difference between revisions of "Psychogenic nonepileptic seizure"

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==Disposition==
 
==Disposition==
 
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*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.
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*If symptoms cannot be controlled or patient/family are not accepting of diagnosis. Consider admission for observation and further evaluation.
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*Prognosis:
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**25-38 percent of patients achieve seizure freedom
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**Children have a better prognosis than adults, with 70 to 80 percent achieving seizure remission
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 19:40, 1 June 2018

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