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February 21, 1977

Withdrawal Convulsions or Stress Convulsions

JAMA. 1977;237(8):765. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270350025005

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To the Editor.—  Two grand mal convulsions in an anxious young man were ascribed to abrupt withdrawal of diazepam, 30 mg/day (236:2172, 1976).An alternative diagnosis is stress convulsions (Arch Neurol 31:155, 1974).