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Neurology. 1990 May;40(5):756-9.

Presenting the diagnosis of pseudoseizure.

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  • 1Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

Abstract

Simultaneous video-EEG monitoring has allowed pseudoseizures to be effectively diagnosed. Discussing the results of the monitoring with the patient is the 1st step in treatment. We outline a protocol for presenting the diagnosis of pseudoseizure with the goal of conveying to the patient the importance of knowing the nonepileptic nature of the spells and the need for psychiatric follow-up. The protocol also allows elicitation of sexual abuse history and the use of suggestion to aid in controlling the pseudoseizures.

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  • Pseudoseizures. [Neurology. 1990]
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