Translated title of the contribution: Psychogenetic pseudo-epileptic seizures in the epileptic child

L. Saccomani, M. C. Cirrincione, M. Savoini, M. De Negri

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Some reasons are put forward which may explain the convulsive symptomatology as a functional disturbance. A selection of 27 patients is examined, aged between 8 and 13, of whom 11 are epileptic with mixed attacks and 16 with exclusively functional pseudo-convulsive attacks which present different psychopathological aspects. The prognosis is correlated to the basic psychopathological structure (neuroses, prepsychoses, psychoses). The methods of psychotherapeutic treatment used for the different categories of patients are described: corrective 'pedagogic' treatment for children with simple reactive conditions, 'interpretative' therapy for subjects with depressive symptoms relational experience of identification for adolescents with hysterical or prepsychotic states.

Translated title of the contributionPsychogenetic pseudo-epileptic seizures in the epileptic child
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)527-530
Number of pages4
JournalNeuropsychiatrie de l'Enfance et de l'Adolescence
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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