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Psychogenic Non Epileptic Seizures Information


Can psychogenic non-epileptic seizures cause brain damage or be fatal?


Short answer, is that the psychogenic non-epileptic seizure cannot by
itself cause brain injury or death.  However, if during the seizure,
the patient suffers a blow or physical injury, the situation changes.
It is for this reason, that it is usually recommended that an
ambulance or hospital visit is not necessary when a typical PNES
occurs UNLESS there has been a secondary injury suffered during the
seizure.

 

 

 

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