Personality traits, illness behaviors, and psychiatric comorbidity in individuals with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), epilepsy, and other nonepileptic seizures (oNES): Differentiating between the conditions.

Affiliation

Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The study aimed to investigate if South African individuals with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) differ from individuals with epileptic seizures (ES) and other nonepileptic seizures (oNES) in terms of demographic and seizure characteristics, personality traits, illness behaviors, and depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) comorbidity in statistically significant ways; and if so, to test if these differences can be utilized in raising suspicion of PNES as the differential diagnosis to epilepsy and oNES in practice.

Keywords

Diagnosis,Epilepsy,Illness behaviors,Personality,Psychiatric comorbidity,Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures,

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