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PNESPines (street suffix)
PNESPsychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
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Moreover, it has been documented that certain etiological factors are associated with PNES.
PNES is a phenomenon that affects not only the patient but also that individual's close relatives and friends.
Misdiagnosis of PNES as epilepsy due to incomplete evaluations can lead to years of ineffective and potentially harmful use of AEDs without addressing the underlying cause of disability.
Definitive diagnosis of PNES comes from video EEG when a patient is observed having typical seizures without accompanying EEG abnormalities.
For the study the researchers evaluated 40 patients with PNES, 20 people with epilepsy and 40 healthy control volunteers, all of whom were asked to report the frequency of various stressful life events (both positive and negative) over the previous five years.
O contexto atual demonstra que a legislacao que visa a protecao dos PNES e muito geral quando abrange a competencia da Uniao e muito especifica quando se reporta aos Municipios.
When the patients' basal cognitive test results were compared, the patients with epilepsy exhibited a worse performance in VMPT learning, VMPT long-term memory and verbal categorical fluency and digit span tests compared to those of the patients with PNES, although the differences were not significant.
While cases and controls did not differ much in terms of daily hassles, those with PNES were more likely to report experiences of domestic or community violence, bullying, and serious medical problems, according to a paper published online (Epilepsia 2014 Sept.
More than half (8 of 13) of the patients in the PNES group were diagnosed with mild depression and were taking psychotropic (antidepressant) medication.
The aim of this review was to analyse the clinical aspects and the diagnostic issues in PNES in epileptic patients in order to give practical advices for the physicians who face this problem in these patients.
Patients who suffer from PNES often exhibit a higher incidence of symptoms such as anxiety and depression than patients with epilepsy, along with a reduced quality of life due to the effect of the seizures themselves.
Depending on the severity of PNES' nearly ubiquitous psychiatric comorbidities, you may be able to defuse patients' anger by following protocols for presenting the PNES diagnosis, as described here.