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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… (More)
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BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) costs the National Health Service almost £12 million per annum. Despite national guidelines advising primary care management, these have failed to stem secondary care referrals of patients with likely IBS for unnecessary and costly assessment and investigation without necessarily achieving resolution of their… (More)