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What Is The Treatment For Pseudoseizures
Therapy: Pseudoseizures are classified in a group of disorders called conversion disorders. Although your symptoms are very real, there is no physical basis for them. Often the symptoms of conversion disorders are caused by stress. The best treatment is counseling/therapy to help you deal withn the stressors in your life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Specialists: A thorough neulogical evaluation would be reassuring. Straightforward, nonjudgemental feedback about the condition would be next. Occassionally seeiing a videotape of yourself having an episode can help. There is an increased incidence of depression, dissociative disorders, sleep disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder - treating comorbid conditions. Psychotherapists who specialize best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Thyroid disease creates many physical symptoms but not pseudoseizure. Pseudoseizures are seizure like activity produced by emotional / mental factors. Since thyroid disease is so common I am sure there are some with pseudoseizure and thyroid disease but there is no causal relationship. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nonepileptic szs: A true epileptic event appears in a stereotypical repetitive fashion and demonstrates a consistent appearance and sequence. A pseudoseizure is somewhat bizarre and varies from spell to spell. Eeg's may show true seizure activity, but are normal with pseudoseizure activity. Pseudoseizures are expressions of psychosomatic events. ...Read more
No: It is not common to lose bladder control with pseudo-seizures. That is more likely to occur with seizures. Pseudo seizures often occur due to a stressful situation, they are unconscious in origin, but they have no neurological findings. They have no post-ictal phase as typical seizures do (like loss of bladder control) and may be treated effectively with therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like brakes: Low thyroid function works as brakes in a car. High thyroid works as accelerator in a car. Therefore everything is slow (heart rate) and low (temperature). Most importantly, your doc can fix it. ...Read more
What is the difference between a seizure & a pseudoseizure? I have tuberous sclerosis & my EEG came back normal. I swear I am not "faking" these!
Seizure vs pseudo: A seizure is a brain event due to abnormal electrical activity. A pseudoseizure is a psychological issue and not actually a seizure from the brain. Up to 50% of people who have epilepsy may not show an abnormality on eeg between seizures. Seizures are common in tuberous sclerosis. A normal eeg does not rule out epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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