Pseudoseizures and other nonepileptic paroxysmal disorders in children and adolescents

Neurology. 1999;53(5 Suppl 2):S89-95.


This review highlights our understanding of episodic phenomena in children and adolescents that resemble epileptic seizures. Although the initial focus is on psychogenically determined nonepileptic seizures (NES; pseudoseizures), other forms of conversion symptoms are also discussed. We subsequently examine the diverse nonpsychogenic, nonepileptic paroxysmal disorders that may be encountered in this age group.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Seizures / diagnosis*