BRAIN and NERVE Shinkei Kenkyu no Shinpo Volume 69, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Diagnosis of Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizure: How Can We Detect It Prior to Video-Electroencephalography Monitoring Kousuke Kanemoto 1 1Neuropsychiatric department, Aichi Medical University Keyword: 心因性非てんかん性発作 , 閉眼 , 頭の横振り , 振戦様運動 , psychogenic non-epileptic seizure , eye closure , head swing side to side , tremor-like movement pp.1401-1408
Published Date 2017/12/1
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It is highly recommended not to base the diagnosis of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) on one single sign. Yet, the combination of several symptoms may be highly indicative of PNES. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that some combinations of symptoms are more easily recorded and that some are more indicative of PNES. We review and analize various symptom combinations including convulsions, falling, and impaired consciousness. Further, we examine and discuss all individual symptoms that are known to be associated with PNES.

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