Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: Toward the Integration of Care

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Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are attacks that mimic epileptic seizures, but are not caused by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Instead, PNES are typically considered involuntary expressions of distress, making diagnosis and treatment a challenge. Historically, patients are referred to neurologists who, after completing a diagnostic work up, refer patients to mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, for treatment. For a number of reasons, this transition of care between specialists is ...

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: Toward the Integration of Care 2017, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190265045

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