Self-reported competency discriminates between epileptic and non-epileptic events

Takeaway

  • Self-reported symptomology accurately discriminates epileptic from psychogenic non-epileptic events in veterans.

Why this matters

    Psychogenic non-epileptic events (PNEE) are difficult to distinguish from epilepsy, resulting in misdiagnosis and unnecessary treatment with anti-epileptic medication; this study validates a self-reported competency rating scale for improving PNEE diagnostic accuracy.