Pediatric Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: A Concise Review

Julia L. Doss*, Sigita Plioplys

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures is a complicated biopsychosocial disorder with significant morbidity and high cost in children's social, emotional, family, and academic functioning as well as health care service utilization. Misdiagnosis and diagnostic delay, resulting from both lack of access to approved standards for diagnosing and service providers comfortable with diagnosing and treating this disorder, impact prognosis. Treatment in close proximity to symptom onset is thought to provide the best chance for remission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-61
Number of pages9
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Conversion
  • Epilepsy
  • Functional neurologic disorder
  • Pediatric
  • Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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