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Focal paroxysmal EEG changes during atypical panic attacks.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8428135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atypical panic attacks include features such as focal paresthesias or sensory distortions, but attempts to demonstrate a relationship to partial seizures have been unsuccessful. Two patients with atypical panic attacks had attacks during EEG monitoring: one during a routine EEG in the EEG laboratory, the other at home during ambulatory monitoring. Focal paroxysms of sharp wave activity appeared on both patients' EEGs coincident with the spontaneous onset of panic attack symptoms. Both patients remained conscious. The correlation of focal paroxysmal EEG changes with panic attack symptoms suggests that these attacks were produced by partial seizure activity. Further study of the relationship between panic attacks and seizures is indicated.
J B Weilburg; S Schachter; G S Sachs; J Worth; M H Pollack; J R Ives; D L Schomer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0895-0172     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-10     Completed Date:  1993-03-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911344     Medline TA:  J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02115.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / physiopathology,  radiography
Brain Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  psychology
Carbamazepine / therapeutic use
Clonazepam / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurologic Examination
Panic Disorder / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology
Seizures / etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
1622-61-3/Clonazepam; 298-46-4/Carbamazepine

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