Nonepileptic Seizures (NES)
People with nonepileptic seizures (NES) have periods of seizure-like activity. NES are characterized by a loss of or change in physical function without a
NES are usually related to a mental health problem. The physical symptoms may be caused by emotional conflicts or stress. One example of NES is
NES symptoms usually appear suddenly and at times of extreme emotional stress. Some doctors believe that the symptoms of NES may be an attempt to reduce anxiety by not recognizing or responding to an emotional conflict.
People with NES have periods of loss of or change in physical activity that resemble epileptic seizures or the
People with NES usually exhibit only one symptom. But if episodes recur, the symptom may reappear but in a different location or intensity.
Treatment of NES varies with each person. The goals of treatment for NES are to relieve the stress or emotional conflicts that may be causing the loss of or change in physical function. Treatment may include medicines,
Because NES are not caused by a problem in the brain, medicines that are used to treat epilepsy are not used to treat this condition.
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