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Depress Anxiety. 2002;15(4):190-2.

Panic attacks in the differential diagnosis and treatment of resistant epilepsy.

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Anxiety Clinics, Institute of Psychiatry Medical School, University of São Paulo, Brazil. bernikma@ax.apc.org

Abstract

The authors present four patients displaying panic disorder and a history of epileptic seizures to illustrate difficulties regarding differential diagnosis between epileptic seizures and panic attacks. The cases describe the aversive properties of epileptic seizures, the role of visual seizure-triggering stimuli as phobic cues, and the effectiveness and safety of clomipramine treatment of panic attacks as an adjunct to concurrent antiepileptic medication.

PMID:
12112726
DOI:
10.1002/da.10038
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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