Psychogenic Nonepileptic Episodes

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Psychogenic nonepileptic episodes (PNEEs) are characterized by involuntary episodic behavioral, sensory, motor, or psychic dyscontrol of psychological origin. Signs and symptoms of PNEE vary widely, and diagnosis based on semiology alone can be unreliable. Video electroencephalogram (EEG) is the gold standard for diagnosis of PNEE. Clinical features of the disease, course, and treatment options are discussed. There is a special emphasis on delivery of PNEE diagnosis, as patient reaction to diagnosis can moderate their prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEpilepsy
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781118456989
ISBN (Print)9781118456941
StatePublished - Mar 17 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinical features
  • Diagnosis delivery
  • Nonepileptic episodes
  • Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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