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Development of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in response to auditory hallucinations

Devine, MJ; Duncan, JS; (2007) Development of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in response to auditory hallucinations. SEIZURE-EUR J EPILEP , 16 (8) 717 - 721. 10.1016/j.seizure.2007.06.001.

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Abstract

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures can co-exist with epileptic seizures. Differentiating between the two is central to appropriate management. We report the case of a patient with established focal epilepsy who developed psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in direct response to second-person auditory hallucinations. To our knowledge, this is the first description of such an occurrence. These non-epileptic seizures improved with treatment of the underlying psychosis.The relationship between epilepsy and psychosis is outlined, and the possible causes and nosology of these psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are discussed.. (c) 2007 British Epilepsy Association. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Type: Article
Title: Development of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in response to auditory hallucinations
DOI: 10.1016/j.seizure.2007.06.001
Keywords: non-epiteptic seizure, interictal psychosis, auditory hallucination, temporal lobe resection, oligodendroglioma, SCHIZOPHRENIA-LIKE PSYCHOSIS, EPILEPSY, MISDIAGNOSIS, RISK
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Institute of Neurology > Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/45628
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