Development of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in response to auditory hallucinations.
SEIZURE-EUR J EPILEP
717 - 721.
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.
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