Psychogenic seizures vary in clinical manifestations and the manifestations of individual episodes may be similar to those of epileptic seizures. Even persons expert in differentiating psychogenic and epileptic seizures may have difficulties in determining the nature of a particular episode. Patients with psychogenic seizures often do not have epilepsy. If epilepsy and psychogenic seizures are thought to coexist, careful documentation of the presence of both disorders should be obtained. The etiology of psychogenic seizures varies from patient to patient. Consequently, the optimal treatment varies correspondingly.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Applied Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health