The differential diagnosis of epilepsy: a critical review.

  title={The differential diagnosis of epilepsy: a critical review.},
  author={Selim R. Benbadis},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  volume={15 1},
The wrong diagnosis of epilepsy is common. At referral epilepsy centers, psychogenic non-epileptic attacks are by far the most common condition found to have been misdiagnosed as epilepsy, with an average delay of 7-10 years. There are many "red flags" that can raise the suspicion of psychogenic non-epileptic attacks. Syncope is the second most common condition misdiagnosed as epilepsy, and it is probably more common in outpatient populations. Other conditions more rarely misdiagnosed as… CONTINUE READING