Pseudoseizure manifestations in two preschool age children.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report two patients with epilepsy with pseudoseizures at age 6 years. Both presented with intractable staring spells. Pseudoseizures were provoked and aborted by suggestion, leading to the diagnosis. In both patients, evidence of a neuropsychological disturbance was later found and psychotherapy started. Monitoring of intractable staring episodes is recommended prior to escalating antiepileptic drug levels or resorting to polytherapy. In addition, differentiation from other non-epileptic phenomena is necessary to initiate proper therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carmant, L; Kramer, U; Mikati, MA; Riviello, JJ; Helmers, SL; Holmes, GL

Published Date

  • June 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 147 - 149

PubMed ID

  • 7670767

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1059-1311

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1059-1311(95)80096-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England