Diagnosis of hysterical seizures in epileptic patients.

@article{Ramani1980DiagnosisOH,
  title={Diagnosis of hysterical seizures in epileptic patients.},
  author={Subha Ramani and Luis Felipe Quesney and David W Olson and Robert J. Gumnit},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1980},
  volume={137 6},
  pages={
          705-9
        }
}
The coexistence of epileptic and hysterical seizures in the same patient is not rare and creates problems in diagnosis and management. The authors used simultaneous video-EEG monitoring to document the diagnosis of hysterical seizures in 9 epileptic patients; clear-cut hysterical seizures were seen in all 9. The authors used individualized re-educative psychotherapy to teach patients alternative coping techniques and discharged them on minimum dosages of anticonvulsants. None of the patients… CONTINUE READING
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