Pseudoseizures or nonepileptic seizures (NES) are termed "nonepileptic psychogenic seizures" and account for approximately 20% of all intractable seizure disorders. These seizures are often misdiagnosed as true epilepsy, resulting in inappropriate, ineffective and costly treatment of many patients. Nowadays video-EEG monitoring have greatly improved the ability of specialists to correctly distinguish NES from epilepsy. Nevertheless, patients with NES do not always demonstrate obvious psychopathology. The aim of this study is to examine the complexity and severity of psychopathological features of patients with NES, in order to optimize strategies of intervention and appropriate long-term psychological and psychopharmacological treatment for these patients.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] Psychopathology in epilepsy and pseudoepilepsy: preliminary results in our experience|
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Rivista||LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2006|
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