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  • adj. Not epileptic.
  • n. One who is not an epileptic.


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non- +‎ epileptic


  • American Family Physician has an article on the curious phenomena of 'psychogenic nonepileptic seizures'.

    Mind Hacks: Psychological seizures

  • Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures can be diagnosed when the person's behaviour suggests a seizure, but no brain disturbance is detected.

    Mind Hacks: Psychological seizures

  • Link to article on 'Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures' via BrainBlog.

    Mind Hacks: Psychological seizures

  • Episodes of focal seizures can arise in a nonepileptic tissue due to genetic causes or as a consequence of various brain damage.

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

  • Our results were obtained in nonepileptic brain tissue and provide evidence for the contribution of astrocytes in the initiation of seizure during SE.

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

  • Astrocytes can thus play a key role in seizure initiation in a nonepileptic brain tissue and, in contrast to previous observations

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

  • Although her episodes were nonepileptic on an EEG tracing, they looked convincingly epileptic in person.

    Am J Psychiatry current issue

  • Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), along with improving their overall quality of life.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • "If you treat those comorbidities, can you treat those nonepileptic seizures?"

    ABC News: ABCNews

  • Subsequent experiments with nonepileptic volunteers have produced similar results by using an oscillating magnetic field to excite temporal lobe neurons.3 This has led to the supposition that there might be a specific spot in the brain, a “God spot” as it has been called, that, if stimulated perhaps by epileptic seizure or in some other way, would lead a person to experience visions, hear divine voices, or be struck blind on the road to Damascus.

    In the Valley of the Shadow


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