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Can really bad stress and anxiety cause epilepsy ?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Epilepsy is another word for seizures that come from a problem in the brain, not from stress and anxiety
Answered on Apr 21, 2013
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