Case study: seizure disorder presenting as panic disorder with agoraphobia.

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

PubMedID: 9291732

Lee DO, Helmers SL, Steingard RJ, DeMaso DR. Case study: seizure disorder presenting as panic disorder with agoraphobia. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1997;36(9):1295-8.
Seizure disorders can produce anxiety that is almost indistinguishable from psychiatric disorders. There are few reports of adolescents with seizure disorders that produce fear. The first case of an adolescent female who presented with panic disorder and agoraphobia which was a consequence of seizure activity is reported. Careful diagnostic evaluation and correlation with video electroencephalography were important in distinguishing seizure activity from panic disorder.