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What can I do when a non-epileptic has a seizure?
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Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Depends on type of seizure and the cause.
Most seizures will play. Of course aspiration should be avoided.

In brief: Depends
Depends on type of seizure and the cause.
Most seizures will play. Of course aspiration should be avoided.
Dr. Robert Marvit
Dr. Robert Marvit
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Make comfortable
Non epileptic or pseudo seizures are caused by psychological conditions.
Try to make the person as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

In brief: Make comfortable
Non epileptic or pseudo seizures are caused by psychological conditions.
Try to make the person as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Louise Andrew
But it could still be a seizure, in a person not previously known to have them (a confirmed epileptic), unless they have had this several times before and been checked. So in addition to making them comfortable, be sure they are in a safe place and are not choking, so best lying on one side. Help them to get evaluated. Something is definitely wrong, wherever it comes from!
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