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What's the difference between a psuedoseizure and a real seizure?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Different cause

Both feel very real to the person.
Epileptic seizure is caused by abnormal electrical brain activity. Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (or events) are not caused by abnormal electricity. They may be related to inner stress or conflict. They are treated in different ways.

In brief: Different cause

Both feel very real to the person.
Epileptic seizure is caused by abnormal electrical brain activity. Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (or events) are not caused by abnormal electricity. They may be related to inner stress or conflict. They are treated in different ways.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Good question

Pseudo translation means not real, but this is wrong way to describe psychogenic seizures are events beyond the control of the person like stress triggering this body response--not electrical event in brain epileptic or real are electric events in the brain.

In brief: Good question

Pseudo translation means not real, but this is wrong way to describe psychogenic seizures are events beyond the control of the person like stress triggering this body response--not electrical event in brain epileptic or real are electric events in the brain.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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