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Suffer from left temporal lobe seizures. Having pseudo seizures. Is it possible to have both?

My daughter was diagnosed with left temporal lobe seizures in March, 2012. This past week her neurologists stated that she is having pseudoseizurs and sent her to a psychiatrist . Is it possible to have both? She has had tremendous pressure these last four months - not able to work or drive - and has been very depressed.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

It is not uncommon to have both seizures as well as pseudoseizures co-existing. Pseudoseizures are a physical manifestation of an emotional disturbance. They resemble epileptic seizures, but, unlike the seizures caused by epilepsy, they are not caused by electrical disruptions in the brain, but are caused due to emotional problems. Stress and emotional trauma are the underlying causative factors for pseudoseizures.

Since, you say that your daughter has been under tremendous amout of stress and depression, I think that she needs professional help. I would suggest that you take her to a psychiatrist for a detailed psychological assessment and further treatment.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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