Donna Schwieterman

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OBJECTIVE Stress is the most common patient-reported seizure precipitant. We aimed to determine mood and epilepsy characteristics of people who report stress-precipitated seizures. METHODS Sequential patients at a tertiary epilepsy center were surveyed about stress as a seizure precipitant. We asked whether acute (lasting minutes-hours) or chronic(More)
OBJECTIVE Stress is the most commonly reported precipitant of epileptic seizures, but the mechanism by which stress precipitates seizures and the risk factors for stress as a seizure precipitant are poorly understood. Previously, we observed higher levels of anxiety symptoms in patients with epilepsy who reported stress as a seizure precipitant. Given that(More)
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