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Can you suffer from epilepsy as well as suffer from panic disorder?

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Dr. Andrew Dutka
Neurology
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In brief: Yes

Many patients who have epilepsy have panic attacks and other spells that are not epileptic.
It is traumatic to have true seizures; that makes people more anxious about benign sensations that normal people ignore. It is sometimes hard to be sure if a spell is anxiety or epilepsy, but this needs to be carefully decided because one doesn't want to take more anti-seizure medication for panic.

In brief: Yes

Many patients who have epilepsy have panic attacks and other spells that are not epileptic.
It is traumatic to have true seizures; that makes people more anxious about benign sensations that normal people ignore. It is sometimes hard to be sure if a spell is anxiety or epilepsy, but this needs to be carefully decided because one doesn't want to take more anti-seizure medication for panic.
Dr. Andrew Dutka
Dr. Andrew Dutka
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Yes

can have both

In brief: Yes

can have both
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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