Top 10 Trends in Medicine, August 2014

August 26, 2014

#3 Clinical Trend: Pseudoseizures

Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), or pseudoseizures, are paroxysmal episodes that resemble, and are often misdiagnosed as, epileptic seizures; however, PNES are psychological (ie, emotional, stress-related) in origin. PNES can be either organic or psychogenic. Syncope, migraine, and transient ischemic attacks are examples of organic nonepileptic paroxysmal symptoms.

For more in-depth clinical information, see Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures.

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