Introduction.- Main types of epileptic seizures and their imitators.- Syncopal attacks imitating epileptic seizures.- Psychogenic NEPEs imitating epileptic seizures.- Non-epileptic paroxysmal movement disorders imitating epileptic seizures.- Non-epileptic severe amnesic and confusional attacks imitating epileptic seizures.- NEPEs occurring during sleep and sleep disorders.- Subjective non-epileptic paroxysmal symptoms imitating simple focal seizures.- Migraine, migralepsy, basilar migraine with EEG occipital paroxysms and diagnostic errors.- Cerebrovascular NEPEs imitating epileptic seizures.¿
Imitators of epileptic seizures provides a concise, authoritative guide to non-epileptic paroxysmal events. The first chapter outlines the main types of epileptic seizures that imitate non-epileptic paroxysmal events. The main bulk of the book details the numerous types of non-epileptic paroxysmal event which may look like epileptic seizures although they are not.
C. P. Panayiotopoulos is an internationally renowned leader and expert in the diagnosis, treatment and management of epilepsy. This pocket-sized reference work will be a valuable resource for all those involved in the care of patients with imitators of epileptic seizures.
First published in 2010 as part of A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment, Revised Second Edition by C. P. Panayiotopoulos, ISBN: 978-1-84996-160-8.