Articles by Elizabeth Stump

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The Seizures No One Wants to Talk About

STUMP, ELIZABETH

Neurology Now. 4(6):23-26, November-December 2008.

Approximately one-third of epilepsy patients have uncontrollable seizures that don't respond to medication. And about 15–30 percent of these patients actually have psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, which are caused not by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain but by underlying psychological disturbances. One major obstacle on the path to treatment is acceptance of the diagnosis.

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