Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), or pseudoseizures, are episodes that resemble and are often misdiagnosed as epileptic seizures, however, PNES are psychological in origin. PNES is often stress related or “emotional”. A PNES will look like an epileptic seizure including the temporary loss of control, often with abnormal movements, unconsciousness, or both.
Benbadis, Selim R., MD & Heriaud, Leanne, RN. Psychogenic (Non-Epileptic) Seizures. College of Medicine. http://hsc.usf.edu/COM/epilepsy/PNESbrochure.pdf