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March 28, 2011
The gold standard for diagnosis of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) is video electroencephalography (EEG). Certain clinical signs are associated with PNES but may not reliably distinguish PNES from epileptic seizures:
It is also important to remember that subtle simple partial seizures can be missed on surface electrode EEG recording, and this possibility must always be considered when PNES is suspected.
Victoria S. S. Wong, MD
Disclosure: Dr. Wong serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section.
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