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BrainWaves #66 Psychogenic non-epileptic events (or are they seizures?)

MedLink Neurology
Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: July 18, 2017

Not all that shakes are seizures. Last week, we talked about what it's like to have epilepsy. This week, I am joined by Dr. Taneeta "Mindy" Ganguly to discuss what it's like NOT to have epilepsy--meaning to have non-epileptic seizures. But sometimes, you can have both. And this is where it gets tricky for the neurologist.

Produced by James E Siegler. Music by Aitua and Kai Engel. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making.


Reuber M, Elger CE. Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: review and update. Epilepsy Behav 2003;4(3):205-16. PMID 12791321

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