Psychogenic Nonepileptic SeizuresToward the Integration of Care

Psychogenic Nonepileptic SeizuresToward the Integration of Care

Barbara A. Dworetzky and Gaston Baslet

Print publication date: Mar 2017

ISBN: 9780190265045

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: Toward the Integration of Care offers insight into the practical diagnostic and treatment challenges faced by clinicians who manage this condition. The book covers the different stages of care, from the initial evaluation to long-term outcomes, and highlights the need to work collaboratively to provide patients with a comprehensive approach. The contributors provide up-to-date evidence, when available, and also share their clinical expertise for the management of challenging scenarios. The book brings psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) into the world of modern medicine, where care is integrated and multidisciplinary, rather than fragmented and isolative. Contributors in the book come from diverse disciplines, reflecting the nature of the collaboration that is necessary to optimize multidisciplinary efforts and address the underlying problems that lead to this symptomatic expression. Rather than solely providing the current state of knowledge, the authors set the stage for a new framework on how to conceptualize and manage this disorder. Ultimately, this book gives readers an opportunity to change the current approach to more effectively address the needs of patients, both adults and children, with PNES.