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July 1979

Hysterical Seizures

Author Affiliations

From the Clark Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(7):447. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500430077015

• Twenty-two inpatients with a discharge diagnosis of hysterical seizures were compared with 22 matched inpatients with a discharge diagnosis of epileptic seizures. There were significant differences between the groups in respect to family and personal history of psychiatric disorder, attempted suicide, sexual maladjustment, and a current affective syndrome.

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