Some of the disorders listed in this section may not be fundamentally different from some of the other disorders here described, particularly in the sections on vaso-vagal syncope and hyperventilation syncope above, but what are often called psychological mechanisms seem of more obvious importance here. A recent study (7) that looked at paroxysmal nonepileptic events (PEN) recorded on video-EEG in children and adolescents referred to a pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit found that psychological events predominated in each age group, overwhelmingly so in adolescence.
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