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Emergency Medical Minute


Feb 19, 2020

Non Epileptic Seizures (NES) is perhaps one of the most misunderstood and overlooked disorders that emergency medicine professionals encounter. Dr. Randi Libbon & Dr. Laura Strom, both experts on NES, explain the ongoing research surrounding the topic as well as how to best manage patients with NES in the emergency setting. 

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References & Further Reading:

[1] Baslet G, Seshadri A, Bermeo-Ovalle A, Willment K, Myers L. Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures: An Updated Primer. Psychosomatics. 2016;57(1):1-17. doi:10.1016/j.psym.2015.10.004

[2] Perez DL, LaFrance WC. Nonepileptic Seizures: An Updated Review. CNS Spectr. 2016;21(3):239-246. doi:10.1017/S109285291600002X

[3] Libbon R, Gadbaw J, Watson M, et al. The feasibility of a multidisciplinary group therapy clinic for the treatment of nonepileptic seizures. Epilepsy Behav. 2019;98:117-123. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2019.06.032

[4] Ding J-R, An D, Liao W, et al. Altered Functional and Structural Connectivity Networks in Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(5). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063850

[5] Allendorfer JB, Nenert R, Hernando KA, et al. FMRI response to acute psychological stress differentiates patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures from healthy controls – A biochemical and neuroimaging biomarker study. NeuroImage Clin. 2019;24:101967. doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2019.101967