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Seizure. 1992 Dec;1(4):269-74.

Epileptic seizures induced by sexual abuse. Pathogenic and pathoplastic factors.

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Birmingham University Medical School, UK.

Abstract

Previous sexual abuse is now thought to be a common cause of non-epileptic seizures (pseudoseizures). However, since sexual abuse is common, a previous history of sexual abuse may also occur in people with actual epilepsy. We present six patients in all of whom sexual abuse may, by acting as a stressor in the already predisposed, have precipitated epilepsy and in some of whom the abuse may have affected the actual experiences of the epilepsy itself: all but one of the patients had partial seizures.

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