Title

Distinguishing features of pseudocomplex partial seizures.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1992

Abstract

The authors identify common features in the clinical presentations of three patients whose pseudoseizures mimicked complex partial seizures. All three had suffered the recent traumatic loss of a significant love object, and all manifested unconscious feelings of guilt and the use of defense mechanisms of denial, dissociation, introjection, identification, and symbolization. The authors explore the diagnostic, treatment, and etiological implications of these findings.

Publication Title

Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

First Page

479

Last Page

486

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