Year: 1977 Source: Psychological Medicine, v.7, no.2, (1977), p.271-273 SIEC No: 19840564

Seventeen patients with hysterical fits, previously diagnosed and treated by neurologists as epileptics, were distinguished from a matched control group of 17 epileptics by 5 factors: a family history and personal history of psychiatric disorder, attempted suicide, sexual maladjustment, and a current affective syndrome.