Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 367--372

Psychiatric presentation of childhood epilepsy: Case series and review


Rahul Saha1, MK Srivastava1, Kuljeet Singh Anand2 
1 Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neurology, PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rahul Saha
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Childhood-onset epilepsy has a varied presentation and may have different etiological factors. A multiaxial diagnostic approach should be used before making treatment and management decisions for any individual patient. It is widely accepted that distinction among primary psychiatric disorders, epilepsy, and nonepileptic seizures is a challenge for physicians. This case series demonstrated the identification of three atypical presentations of seizures in children on the basis of detailed history taking and electroencephalogram findings, despite having normal findings in neurological examination and magnetic resonance imaging. We report three rare cases of atypical presentation in epilepsy in patients with symptoms of episodic hallucinations, rage attacks, and secondary enuresis. Clinically, the diagnosis of epilepsy can be strengthened by paying sufficient attention to detailed history and symptom spectrum of partial epilepsy.


How to cite this article:
Saha R, Srivastava M K, Anand KS. Psychiatric presentation of childhood epilepsy: Case series and review.J Pediatr Neurosci 2016;11:367-372


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Saha R, Srivastava M K, Anand KS. Psychiatric presentation of childhood epilepsy: Case series and review. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Jul 23 ];11:367-372
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