Emergency room diagnoses of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures with psychogenic status and functional (psychogenic) symptoms: Whopping

Publication date: March 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 104, Part AAuthor(s): Helene Kholi, Laurent VercueilAbstractCollecting 130 electronic medical records and diagnoses from emergency room stays of eleven patients with confirmed psychogenic nonepileptic seizure (PNES) over a 17-year period (2001–2018), 48 different diagnostic terms were retrieved. This emphasized the need for a consensual terminology encompassing not only PNES but also all functional transient (paroxysmal) events, including episodes of motor or sensory deficits, and cognitive symptoms. Rather than defining what it is not (PNES, stroke mimicks…), it would be more accurate to define what it is: a paroxysmal functional event.
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