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How Does One Know The Difference Between An Anxiety Attack And A Partial Seizure?

How Does One Know The Difference Between An Anxiety Attack And A Partial Seizure?

After my VEEG, the specialist has advised me to see a psychologist as I'm apparently not having as many seizures as we thought. He believes they are anxiety related. However my seizures feel just the same? Today, I've had an anxiety attack/seizure practically all day and worrying about something personal.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hm. Have you visited the epilepsy foundation website recently? They've debunked alot of myths. I was quite impressed the last time I visited.
I do think seeing a psychiatrist is good in general because epilepsy affects behavior as well. Stress triggers seizures and they are different for everyone. As well as the types of seizures, there are even seizures that are psychological. I do not know what you Dr. Was talking about. I would follow up with a psychologist for the sake of sanity and see how that helps relieve symptoms of stress induced seizures. Then if that doesn't help look for an epilepsy center. And get an accurate diagnosis!

posted about 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I sure would like to know the answer--it seems when I am at my sister's conversation gets to personal -I c will do a gasp for air,stutter and get a ticking jerk in my neck area...then I am stared at --ask is I am okay but very embarrassing!!!!

posted about 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take medicine for depression. Talk to your doctor.

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have stress and anxiety seizures which fall under Non-Epileptic seizures because it's not due to the brain misfiring. My neurologist also recommended me go to a psychologist but specifically a Cognitive Behavioral psychologist because they are better at treating them. though non-epileptic is still being studied here's a website about it that may help: http://nonepilepticattacks.info/

posted over 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

A neurologist told me one time that there was so much we don't know about our brains.

posted about 6 years ago
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