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Psychogenic Non-Epileptic seizure (PNES)

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are seizure events which appear similar to those of Epilepsy, but without the associated (easily identifiable) electrical brainwave patterns.

The seizures can be severe, and last up to two minutes.

The cause is unknown, but current opinion is that it's a predominantly psychological disorder.

It has been estimated to affect between 2 and 33 people per 100,000 - meaning there is a lack of data regarding its prevalence. Those with PNES are frequently mis-diagnosed.

See : Wikipedia


Also see : Epilepsyplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigEpilepsy

"“Epilepsy is a chronic noncommunicable disease of the brain that affects around 50 million people worldwide. It is characterized by recurrent seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve a part of the body (partial) or the enti…


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