Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology

Year
: 2003  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31--34

Non Epileptic Seizures Among School Going Children And Adolescents


M Dhanaraj1, A Jayavelu2 
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M Dhanaraj


Non epileptic seizures were diagnosed in 20 (F:15, M:5) school children and adolescents by a positive provocative test consisting of induction and termination of the attack with suggestions and saline injection and normal ictal EEG. Patients were followed up for a period of two years. The major provocating factors were (a) family problems, mainly conflict between the parents in 25%, (b) problems in schooling in 20%, (c) combination of both in 30%, (d) sexual and physical abuse in 10% and (e) undetectable in 15%. The frequency of the attacks were > 1/day in 55%, 1 - 6 / week in 25%, 1 - 3 / month in 15% and occasional in 5%. During follow up, 55% were free from attacks, 10% had recurrence occasionally for one year and free from it during the second year, 10% continued to get attacks and 25% were lost to follow up. In those free from attacks, multiple somatic complaints were reported by 30% of patients.


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Dhanaraj M, Jayavelu A. Non Epileptic Seizures Among School Going Children And Adolescents.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2003;6:31-34


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Dhanaraj M, Jayavelu A. Non Epileptic Seizures Among School Going Children And Adolescents. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2021 Sep 23 ];6:31-34
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