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Non-epileptic seizures are paroxysmal events that mimic an epileptic seizure but do not involve abnormal, rhythmic discharges of cortical neurons. They are caused by either physiological or psychological conditions.
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Around 1 in 5 people (20%) diagnosed with epilepsy who are then assessed at specialist epilepsy centers are found to have non-epileptic seizures (NES). About 20% of the patients referred to comprehensive epilepsy centers for video-EEG monitoring are found to have non epileptic seizures. In general, 1 in 5 of patients sent to epilepsy centers for difficult seizures is found to have Psychogenic Non-epileptic seizures (PNES) instead of epileptic seizures. It is estimated that PNES are diagnosed in 20 to 30% of patients seen at epilepsy centers for intractable seizures.
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About 2.3 million adults and more than 450,000 children and adolescents in the United States currently live with epilepsy. Each year, an estimated 150,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy. Epilepsy affects both males and females of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and ages. In the United States alone, the annual costs associated with the epilepsies are estimated to be $15.5 billion in direct medical expenses and lost or reduced earnings and productivity. Epilepsy affects about 1% of the population currently.
People with nonepileptic seizures (NES) have periods of seizure-like activity. NES area unit characterized by a loss of or amendment in physical perform while not a central system nervous drawback. The loss or amendment causes periods of physical activity or inactivity that check epileptic seizures. An individual will have each nonepileptic and epileptic seizures. NES area unit sometimes associated with a mental state drawback. The physical symptoms could also be caused by emotional conflicts or stress. One example of NES is mental seizures, typically referred to as pseudo seizures. NES symptoms sometimes seem suddenly and now and then of maximum emotional stress. Some doctors believe that the symptoms of NES could also be a trial cut back associate degree anxiety by not recognizing or responding to an emotional conflict.
People with NES have periods of loss of or amendment in physical activity that resembles epileptic seizures or the aura of a seizure, such as:
• Impaired or jerky movements
• Disturbances in coordination
• Temporary blindness
• Tunnel vision
• Loss of the sense of smell or bit
• Tingling sensation to the skin
People with NES sometimes exhibit only 1 symptom. However if episodes recur, the symptom might appear however during a completely different location or intensity. Treatment of NES varies with all and sundry. The goals of treatment for NES area unit to alleviate the strain or emotional conflicts that will be inflicting the loss of or amendment in physical perform. Treatment might embrace medicines, counseling, or specific life changes, like employment amendment or help reception. as a result of NES don't seem to be caused by a retardant within the brain, medicines that area unit wont to treat brain disease don't seem to be wont to treat this condition.
Blood tests: you will want blood taken to convey caregiver’s data concerning however your body is functioning. The blood could also be taken from your hand, arm, or IV.
MRI: This scan uses powerful magnets and a pc to require footage of your brain. It’ll additionally take footage of the blood vessels and structures in your head.
CT scan: This take a look at is additionally referred to as an icon. Associate degree x-ray and pc area unit won’t to take footage of your bone and brain.
EEG: This take a look at is additionally referred to as associate degree graphical record. Several tiny pads or metal discs area unit placed on your head. Every includes a wire that's hooked to a machine. This machine prints a paper tracing of brain wave activity from completely different components of your brain.
Video-electroencephalography: A video-electroencephalogram records behavior and also the encephalogram at constant time. Changes in behavior area unit associated with changes within the encephalogram.
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To create more awareness in the field of Epilepsy OMICS Group is conducting a conference during September21-22, 2015 at Baltimore, USA. The theme of the conference is based on “New Insights of Advanced Research and Treatment strategies in Epilepsy”. Epilepsy-2015 event will provide two days of robust discussions for the treatment of various types of Epilepsy and its effects in pregnant women, Infantile Seizures, Genetic causes, mutations and other novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies of Epilepsy. It will also explore new ideas and concepts on a global scale.
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