The Ewha Medical Journal
Ewha Womans University School of Medicine
Case Report

A Case of Pseudoseizure Due to Childhood Incest

Kyu Wol Yun

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


One case is described in which pseudoseizure developed after father-daughter incest anddisappeared after psychotherapeutic exploration of the incestuous experience. Patient was youngadult female referred for seizures, suicide attempts, self-destructive ideations and acting outs,and dissociative symptoms. It is suggested that, female young adults presented to the clinicianwith symptoms of pseudoseizure, a detailed history should be taken to explore for the possibility of incest.

Keywords: Pseudoseizure; Dissociation; Incest