Non-epileptic seizures: delayed diagnosis in patients presenting with electroencephalographic (EEG) or clinical signs of epileptic seizures

@article{Timary2002NonepilepticSD,
  title={Non-epileptic seizures: delayed diagnosis in patients presenting with electroencephalographic (EEG) or clinical signs of epileptic seizures},
  author={Philippe de Timary and Pierre Fouchet and M Sylin and J. P Indriets and Th. de Barsy and Annie Lefebvre and Kenou van Rijckevorsel},
  journal={Seizure},
  year={2002},
  volume={11},
  pages={193-197}
}
The clinical differentiation between epileptic seizures (ES) and non-epileptic seizures (NES) is often difficult and mostly based on the presence or absence of widely recognized features of ES such as tongue biting, falling, incontinence or concomitant epileptic abnormalities in the electroencephalogram (EEG). We retrospectively analysed the records of all patients referred to our Epilepsy Centre for refractory epilepsy and finally diagnosed with NES between 1980 and 1999 ( n= 103), half of… CONTINUE READING
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