Seven Cases of Pseudoseizure Unnecessarily Treated with AEDs Toshihiko Fukuchi 1,2 , Shiro Ishida 1 , Masaaki Kato 1 , Teiichi Onuma 1 1National Center Hospital for Mental, Nervous and Muscular Disorders, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Musashi Hospital Keyword: pseudoseizure , anti-epileptic drugs , electroencephalography , epilepsy pp.239-244
Published Date 1995/3/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1406900758
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An increasing number of pseudoseizures and/or behavioral abnormalities are being unnecessarily treated with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) for long periods, often producing adverse effects and even aggravating abnormal behaviors. Seven of the 77new referrals (43 men, 34 women) to our epilepsy clinic within a single year (1992-1993) were mis-diagnosed with epilepsy and had pseudoseizures or behavioral abnormalities alone.

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