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Are fainting and heavy breathing signs of epilepsy?

My friend has been fainting nearly every day since September, it stopped for a while in October but recently it s getting much worse! He also breathes really heavy quite a lot. He only faints when he gets angry or upset. I ve seen this happen before, as my brother and mum have epilepsy and this is what happened to them too! Do you think he has epilepsy?
Wed, 27 Nov 2019
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Neurologist 's  Response
Hello,

Symptoms are suggestive of non-epileptic seizures, induced by stress. The diagnosis can be confirmed by doing a video EEG recording. A psychiatric consultation is also needed.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist
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