Recent Developments in Our Understanding of the Semiology and Treatment of Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Laura H. Goldstein, John D. C. Mellers

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewpeer-review

38 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) pose clinical challenges in terms of diagnosis and management. Recent studies have thrown further light on the extent to which features of PNES semiology may distinguish PNES patients from those with epilepsy. Management of this patient group will include discussion of the diagnosis, withdrawal of antiepileptic drugs, and psychological intervention when PNES persist. However, the evidence base for these different stages remains limited, although recent studies are beginning to provide guidance for clinicians and future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-444
Number of pages9
JournalCURRENT NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE REPORTS
Volume12
Issue number4
Early online date11 May 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Recent Developments in Our Understanding of the Semiology and Treatment of Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this