Pseudoseizures after epilepsy surgery

Lois Elaine Krahn, T. A. Rummans, F. W. Sharbrough, S. G. Jowsey, Gregory D Cascino

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Abstract

Seizure surgery for medically intractable partial epilepsy in selected patients usually results in dramatically improved seizure control. However, the authors present six patients who, after surgery for refractory complex partial seizures, postoperatively experienced pseudoseizures (also known as nonepileptic seizures), confirmed with EEG monitoring. Three of these patients also had nonepileptic seizures preoperatively that coexisted with their partial epilepsy. Psychiatric assessment revealed that this patient group had several characteristics in common, which suggests that preoperative psychiatric consultation may help identify those patients at risk for developing nonepileptic seizures. Treatment strategies with anticonvulsant medications and behavioral therapy are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-493
Number of pages7
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume36
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995

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Epilepsy
Seizures
Partial Epilepsy
Psychiatry
Anticonvulsants
Surgery
Electroencephalography
Referral and Consultation
Therapeutics

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)

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Krahn, L. E., Rummans, T. A., Sharbrough, F. W., Jowsey, S. G., & Cascino, G. D. (1995). Pseudoseizures after epilepsy surgery. Psychosomatics, 36(5), 487-493.

Pseudoseizures after epilepsy surgery. / Krahn, Lois Elaine; Rummans, T. A.; Sharbrough, F. W.; Jowsey, S. G.; Cascino, Gregory D.

In: Psychosomatics, Vol. 36, No. 5, 1995, p. 487-493.

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Krahn, LE, Rummans, TA, Sharbrough, FW, Jowsey, SG & Cascino, GD 1995, 'Pseudoseizures after epilepsy surgery', Psychosomatics, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 487-493.
Krahn LE, Rummans TA, Sharbrough FW, Jowsey SG, Cascino GD. Pseudoseizures after epilepsy surgery. Psychosomatics. 1995;36(5):487-493.
Krahn, Lois Elaine ; Rummans, T. A. ; Sharbrough, F. W. ; Jowsey, S. G. ; Cascino, Gregory D. / Pseudoseizures after epilepsy surgery. In: Psychosomatics. 1995 ; Vol. 36, No. 5. pp. 487-493.
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