Psychogenic elaboration of simple partial seizures

Epilepsia. 1995 Nov;36(11):1126-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1157.1995.tb00471.x.


Seizures that cause loss of consciousness (LOC) can be classified as epileptic or nonepileptic based on evaluation of ictal semiology and analysis of changes in EEG events, recorded with continuous scalp EEG and video monitoring. We report 3 patients who had hippocampal electrographic seizures documented with intracranial EEG recording with no accompanying scalp EEG change immediately preceding psychogenic unresponsiveness. Each patient also had complex partial seizures (CPS) originating in the hippocampus. Some individuals can have complex interactions of epileptic and nonepileptic seizures.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Electroencephalography / instrumentation
  • Epilepsy, Complex Partial / etiology*
  • Female
  • Hippocampus / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders* / diagnosis
  • Seizures / diagnosis*
  • Seizures / etiology
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Videotape Recording