Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures common but patients ‘fall between the cracks’

One in four people admitted to hospital for an epilepsy evaluation because they are experiencing uncontrolled seizures have psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES), an Australian study has found. And patients diagnosed with PNES have an almost three-fold higher mortality rate above the general population, dying at a rate comparable to those with drug-resistant epilepsy, according to ...

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