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Can seizures be psychological in origin?

Dr. Rossi Davis
Psychology

Yes, seizures can be psychologically triggered. These are called psychogenic non-epileptic seizures also referred to as pseudo seizures. Their origin is attributed to emotional/stress related factors i.e. trauma.

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