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Non-Epileptic Events

In most epilepsy centers in the U.S., about 25 percent of patients referred for video-EEG evaluation turn out to have something other than epilepsy. The most common diagnosis is "non-epileptic events." Below are some the facts about non-epileptic events.

The following information is not medical advice. We encourage you to talk to your doctor about any questions you have and about your individual case and concerns.

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What are non-epileptic events?

What causes non-epileptic events?

What do non-epileptic events look like?

How are non-epileptic events diagnosed?

Are non-epileptic events common?

Is it “just in my head?”

What should be done when I have one of these episodes?

What about medication?

What type of doctor treats non-epileptic events?

Is it safe for me to drive with non-epileptic events?

What should I tell my friends and family?

Is there anything else I should know?


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