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What is the treatment for pseudoseizures?

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 more

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What is the basic types of therapy to help reduce and control pseudoseizures?

What is the basic types of therapy to help reduce and control pseudoseizures?

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 more

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Can your thyroid cause pseudoseizures?

Can your thyroid cause pseudoseizures?

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 more

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How much time after a pseudoseizure do I have you wait before driving?

How much time after a pseudoseizure do I have you wait before driving?

As Soon As: You are calm, A pseudo seizure is not a seizure, You are allowed to drive. ...Read more

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What's the difference between pseudoseizures and epilepsy?

What's the difference between pseudoseizures and epilepsy?

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

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Is it common for pseudoseizures to cause a lose of bladder control?

Is it common for pseudoseizures to cause a lose of bladder control?

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 more

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Can a low thyroid cause pseudoseizures and what other symptoms do you have with a low thyroid?

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

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What's the difference between a pseudoseizure and a tonic-clonic seizure?

What's the difference between a pseudoseizure and a tonic-clonic seizure?

May look the same: They may look the same. The biggest difference is the brain waves are different- that is what makes EEG recording so helpful for distinguishing these from each other. Some people have both. ...Read more

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Can you have pseudoseizures in your sleep and wake up with headaches only on the right side of your head feeling like when your feet are asleep?

No: True seizures can occur during sleep, but not pseudo seizures. Migraines can typically cause headaches on just one side of your head and can be associated with numbness as well. ...Read more

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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!

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 more

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