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Non-epileptic Seizures

About Your Care and Condition

Non-epileptic seizures are confusing. Your seizures are very real, yet anti-epileptic medicine isn’t working. Patients come across the country for care from Spectrum Health specialists. We’ll evaluate your medical history to define an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan specific to you.

Unlike epileptic seizures, non-epileptic psychogenic seizures are not caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. They usually represent the body's physical response to stressful thoughts and experiences. One in five people diagnosed with epilepsy are found to have non-epileptic seizures. Your doctor will determine the underlying issue and treat you appropriately.