Pseudoseizures are caused by psychological stress.

Pseudoseizures, also called psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), are seizures that occur as a result of psychological causes, such as severe mental stress.

Treating the underlying psychological cause can often help to reduce the number of seizures or prevent them happening.

It is easy to misdiagnose the condition as the symptoms are very similar to those of epilepsy, but this will result in the wrong treatment approach.

In this article, learn more about the causes and symptoms of pseudoseizures, as well as the treatment options.

What is a pseudoseizure?