Non-Epileptic Seizures

An estimated 5 to 20 percent of people diagnosed with epilepsy actually have non-epileptic seizures (NES), which outwardly resemble epileptic seizures, but are not associated with seizure-like electrical discharge in the brain. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)1 ...

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Causes of Non-Epileptic Seizures

Other nonepileptic events may be caused by narcolepsy (sudden attacks of sleep), Tourette syndrome (repetitive involuntary movements called tics), cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat), and other medical conditions with symptoms that resemble seizures. Because symptoms of these disorders can look ...2

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Risk Factors for Non-Epileptic Seizures

An estimated five to 20 percent of people diagnosed with epilepsy actually have nonepileptic seizures (NES) which outwardly resemble epileptic seizures but are not associated with seizure-like electrical discharges in the brain. A history of traumatic events is among ...3

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References

  1. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ epilepsy/ detail_epilepsy.htm
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ epilepsy/ epilepsy_research.htm

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