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Does stress affect pediatric seizures?

Paige Latham
Nursing
Certain types of seizures (or other "pseudo-seizure" activity) can be triggered by things such as stress or anxiety.  Part of the reason for this is that stress can lower the seizure threshold, that is to say, make it more likely for seizure activity to take place.

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