Some know it as non-epileptic seizures (NES), psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES), or “pseudo seizures”.
And then there’s epilepsy. Which is what?
What seizures all have in common is that they are usually sudden, short, and cause a change in the person’s awareness of where they are, what they are doing, what they are thinking or what they are feeling.
Some people have more than one type of seizure.
For example, around 15 in every 100 people with non-epileptic seizures (NES) also have epilepsy.
And the numbers are all over the charts in reference to research…
Because non-epileptic seizures often are mistaken for epileptic seizures.
While some patients who have both types can distinguish between the two, others find it difficult to distinguish when they are having non-epileptic seizures.
One study was done to evaluate the frequency of epilepsy in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES).
The evaluation was carried…
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