Table 56.2Differential Diagnosis of Generalized Seizures

Vasodepressor syncope
Orthostatic syncope
Cardiac arrhythmias
Hysteria
Hyperventilation
Sleep attacks, cataplexy
Epinephrine release: acute anxiety, panic disorder, hypoglycemia, pheochromocytoma

From: Chapter 56, Epilepsy

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Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition.
Walker HK, Hall WD, Hurst JW, editors.
Boston: Butterworths; 1990.
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