Information from witnesses can help differentiate epilepsy from syncope

Takeaway

  • Witnesses to transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) events could help differentiate epilepsy from syncope or psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES).

Why this matters

  • Misdiagnosis rates of over 25% have been reported for transient loss of consciousness (TLOC), and any further information from witnesses to such events may provide important assistance in more accurate assessment.