Misdiagnosis of epileptic seizures as manifestations of psychiatric illnesses

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/21515510/

CONCLUSIONS: This case series illustrates that epileptic patients may experience non-convulsive seizures that might be mistaken as primary psychiatric illnesses. In this subset of patients, evaluation by an epileptologist, MRI of the brain, and/or video-EEG telemetry in an EMU was necessary to confirm the diagnosis of epilepsy if routine EEGs and cranial CT are normal.