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Recognition of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: a curable neurophobia?
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    Re:Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: making the right call

    We thank the author for his interest in our paper and agree with his comments. In the case of relatively inexperienced clinicians we would caution against over-confidence of PNES diagnosis, and we recommend getting an expert opinion whenever possible. Whilst it has been shown that expert epileptologists seldom all agree (1), perhaps for reasons including "over-thinking" as suggested by Dr. Sethi, epilepsy group meetings ca...

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    Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: making the right call

    I read with interest O'Sullivan et al. short report on psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) and how to improve their recognition among physicians not skilled in neurosciences. 1The authors found that diagnostic accuracy and clinical confidence improved after a 15 minute teaching presentation on PNES and epileptic seizures (ES). It is said that the eye cannot see what the mind does not know. One cannot confidently di...

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