Maladaptive emotional regulation in patients diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) compared with healthy volunteers
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2020Source: SeizureAuthor(s): Lenka Krámská, Lucia Hrešková, Zdeněk Vojtěch, David Krámský, Lorna MyersAbstractPurposeThe term PNES refers to a conversion disorder that mimics epileptic seizures but has a psychological etiology. Recent studies report that in patients with PNES, there is reduced understanding of emotions, impulse control difficulties, and limited access to emotional regulation strategies. The aim of this study was to compare patients diagnosed with PNES with healthy volunteers on the presence of maladaptive emotional regulation.MethodPatients (N = 64 F:M 52:12; mean age 35.5 years; duration ≥ 2 years) were assessed while inpatients at the Epilepsy Center, Na Homolce Hospital, Prague. PNES diagnosis was based on normal EEG findings, habitual seizure capture, suggestive seizure provocation, neuropsychological assessment and patients´ history. The clinical sample was compared with healthy volunteers (N = 64 F:M 52:12; mean age 35.8 years). The presence of maladaptive emotional regulation was assessed through the Czech research version of the ASQ and DERS.ResultsCompared with a healthy sample, patients with PNES had greater emotion regulation impairments across nearly all dimensions of the DERS - Nonacceptance = 17.0 (M = 14.5), p = 0.006, Goals = 16.0 (M = 11.5), p&thi...
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Aggression and Violent BehaviorAuthor(s): Scott Harcourt
Conclusions: Pascal's philosophy reflects his own inner life, which was deeply influenced by the organic affections he suffered. PMID: 32239123 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Heidi M. Munger Clary, James Kimball, Gretchen Brenes, Cormac O'Donovan, Beverly M. Snively, Pamela Duncan
We report here a 41-year-old lady suffering from bilateral heel pain without trauma history. Her complaining did not respond to analgesics and stretching exercises of plantar fascia. In her past medical history she reported ongoing carbamazepine (CBZ) use over 8 years for trigeminal neuralgia. She had had low bone mineral density; defined as osteopenia. Both calcaneus MRI revealed bilateral stress fractures of calcaneum. She had been advised immobilization for 6 weeks, vitamin D and calcium supplements. CBZ has been stopped by neurology specialist and she had undergone microvascular decompression surgery for intractable pa...
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: Neuroimaging Clinics of North AmericaAuthor(s): Joon Yul Choi, Zhong Irene Wang
Publication date: May 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 106Author(s): Laura Abraira, Nicola Giannini, Estevo Santamarina, Sonia Cazorla, Alejandro Bustamante, Manuel Quintana, Manuel Toledo, Laia Grau-López, Marta Jiménez, Jordi Ciurans, Juan Luis Becerra, Mónica Millán, Pere Cardona, Mikel Terceño, Josep Zaragoza, David Cánovas, Teresa Gasull, Xavier Ustrell, Marta Rubiera, Mar Castellanos
Publication date: May 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 106Author(s): Yanhong Yang, Mengyang Yang, Qianling Shi, Tiancheng Wang, Min Jiang
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Antonio Cerasa, Antonio Gambardella, Angelo Labate
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Shwetha Sudhakar, Michelle E. Aebi, Christopher J. Burant, Betsy Wilson, Jocasta Wenk, Farren B.S. Briggs, Nataliya Pyatka, Carol Blixen, Martha Sajatovic
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Guilherme L. Fialho, Peter Wolf, Roger Walz, Katia Lin