Date & Time
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
457 The Patient Is Shaking: What's the Diagnosis?*

The prevalence of epilepsy in the population is 1%; among these patients, intractable epilepsy is 20%-40%. In correctional settings, health care professionals see a lot of "seizures." Some are real, some are not. This presentation features videos of people having epileptic seizures, psychogenic seizures, and other types of "shaking episodes" to illustrate the different types of seizures and the clinical differentiation of a seizure versus a psychogenic seizure and other possibilities when a patient is shaking.

Educational Objectives

  • Differentiate between seizures and shaking
  • Recognize subtleties that differentiate a seizure from a psychogenic episode
  • Cite a possible deadly, non-seizure-related diagnosis in a patient who is shaking

Level Basic