The coexistence of psychogenic nonepileptic and epileptic seizures in the same patient is more frequent than expected: Is there any clinical feature for defining these patients?

Yon M. I., Azman F., TEZER FİLİK F. İ., SAYGI S.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, vol.105, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 105
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.106940
  • Journal Name: EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Keywords: Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, PNES, Coexistence, Epilepsy risk factors, Video-EEG, DIAGNOSIS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) and PNESepilepsy coexistence within all video-electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring unit (VEMU) referrals and to identify semiological and electrophysiological features to differentiate patients with PNES-epilepsy coexistence from PNES-only.