I had spells for 38 years. My consciousness was altered, but I never lost consciousness. I suffered anxiety and depression, intrusive thoughts etc. Then one day I was reading some British Neurological Texts and Medical Journals and learned I was epileptic. I had the diagnostics done to prove it. Seems you don't have to lose consciousness when you have a focal temporal lobe seizure. I had 38 years worth without diagnosis or treatment. I lived in fear every day for 38 years. Get an EEG.