Category: "PNES"

Blamed, Shamed, Misdiagnosed: Inside the World of Psychogenic Seizures

Blamed, Shamed, Misdiagnosed: Inside the World of Psychogenic Seizures

It’s 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Twenty-year-old Mariana is preparing to undergo a video EEG. She was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 11, but that diagnosis will soon be changed. Mariana doesn’t have epilepsy. She has psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, or PNES. Though its incidence is difficult to quantify, research estimates that PNES affect […]

Risk Factors for Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Epilepsy, Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Identified

Risk Factors for Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Epilepsy, Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Identified

In a cross-sectional study of consecutive patients with epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) who were admitted for inpatient video-electroencephalography monitoring, polysomnography, also called a sleep study, was effective for identifying patients with undiagnosed sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Factors predictive of moderate to severe SDB in epilepsy include pathologic daytime sleepiness, older age, and a higher body mass index. […]

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