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Multidimensional assessment of personality in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
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    Reply to Ludger Tebartz van Elst, Dieter Ebert

    Dear Editor

    We thank Ludger Tebartz van Elst and Dieter Ebert for the close reading [1] of our manuscript.[2]

    We concede that it may have been more precise to state that, as a group, patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), patients with epilepsy and non-clinical controls have personality profiles, which can be distinguished from one another. We did not measure the positive or negative predic...

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    Personality does not reliably distinguish epileptic from non-epileptic seizures

    Dear Editor

    In their very interesting paper on the assessment of personality in patients with epileptic (ES) and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) Reuber and colleagues conclude that maladaptive personality in patients with PNES is common, reminiscent of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in a large subgroup and can be distinguished from non-clinical controls and patients with epilepsy alone.[1]


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