I'll word this in a way to avoid giving identifying information about the patient. The patient tends to have pseudoseizures triggered by flashbacks to a past traumatic event that occured 8 years ago. She had blocked out the memory for several years (there was a traumatic brain injury that occurred as part of the original trauma). When she suddenly recalled the trauma fairly recently, the pseudoseizures started occurring. The pseudoseizure can simulate "grand mal seizures" (but EEG findings are negative) or at other times during a pseudoseizure the patient is aware of what is going on around him or her, but cannot control his or her her muscle movements (jerky movements). Sometimes patient will fall, sometimes patient will catch herself. Sometimes they will occur when patient is alone.
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