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Functional, Nonepileptic Seizures Show Structural Abnormalities in Brain Scans, Study Shows

October 24, 2022

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5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

Over 3 million Americans with epilepsy experience seizures due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain, and the technology is increasing to help those with this particular type of seizure. A small group of the population suffers from nonepileptic seizures, or functional seizures, which were believed not to be caused by structural changes to the brain for a long time. Wesley Kerr, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist and epileptologist at the University of Michigan Health, discusses the misdiagnosis of epilepsy and differentiating between epileptic and nonepileptic seizures.

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