Non-epileptik psikojen nöbetler: Klinik pratikte çözülmesi zor tani{dotless}sal bir problem

Translated title of the contribution: Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: A diagnostic problem difficult to solve in clinical practice

Alberto Verrotti, Piero Pavone, Sergio Agostinelli, Giuliana Nanni, Giuseppe Gobbi

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Abstract

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are defined as episodes of altered movements, sensations, and behaviours that resemble epileptic seizures but that are not associated with abnormal electrical brain discharges. The incidence of PNES in the general population is relatively low (about 1.5/100.000 persons per year), but the data from epilepsy centres show a much higher incidence rate. The identification of this pathological entity has significantly increased in the last years, also thanks to the setting-up of video-electroencephalography. The main challenge for physicians and neurologists is to distinguish PNES from epileptic seizures. The aim of this review was to analyse the clinical aspects and the diagnostic problems of PNES in epileptic patients in order to give practical advices for the identification of this problem and for distinguishing PNES from epileptic seizures.

Translated title of the contributionPsychogenic non-epileptic seizures: A diagnostic problem difficult to solve in clinical practice
Original languageTurkish
Pages (from-to)243-247
Number of pages5
JournalNoropsikiyatri Arsivi
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Non-epileptic paroxysmal events
  • Non-epileptic seizures
  • Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
  • Psychogenic seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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