Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: quantitative assessment of peri-ictal behavior

Takeaway

  • The results of this study suggest that an objective combination of patient- and witness-reported peri-ictal behaviors can increase diagnostic confidence regarding whether or not a patient’s seizures are psychogenic.

Why this matters

  • Employing quantitative analysis (scoring) of patient- and witness-reported peri-ictal behaviors has the potential to aid early identification of patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES).