Goals of the case-control study is to evaluate the prevalence of PNES among persons referring to a secondary epilepsy center and to investigate through Rorschach Test the psychological traits of both the two groups: people with PNES only and people with PNES and epileptic seizures, compared with a control group of persons with epileptic seizures only. 240 persons have been screened with a semistructured questionnaire. 97 are considered at risk of PNES and 54 were observed by a psychiatrist consultant. All persons with PNES (7) suffer or suffered from an Anxiety Disorder and 57% have or had a Depressive Disorder. In the history of persons with epileptic seizures only these disorders were present in 33%. 19 people have been subjected to the Rorschach Test and it has been seen that persons with PNES tend to focus on their body as a vehicle to communicate a deep suffering

Beghi, M., Beffa Negrini, P., Beghi, E., Bogliun, G., DI FRANCESCO, J., Fiordelli, E., et al. (2011). Epilptic seizures and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. BOLLETTINO-LEGA ITALIANA CONTRO L'EPILESSIA(142), 204-206.

Epilptic seizures and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures

DI FRANCESCO, JACOPO COSIMO;Santambrogio, J;CORNAGGIA, CESARE MARIA
2011

Abstract

Goals of the case-control study is to evaluate the prevalence of PNES among persons referring to a secondary epilepsy center and to investigate through Rorschach Test the psychological traits of both the two groups: people with PNES only and people with PNES and epileptic seizures, compared with a control group of persons with epileptic seizures only. 240 persons have been screened with a semistructured questionnaire. 97 are considered at risk of PNES and 54 were observed by a psychiatrist consultant. All persons with PNES (7) suffer or suffered from an Anxiety Disorder and 57% have or had a Depressive Disorder. In the history of persons with epileptic seizures only these disorders were present in 33%. 19 people have been subjected to the Rorschach Test and it has been seen that persons with PNES tend to focus on their body as a vehicle to communicate a deep suffering
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epileptic seizures, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
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Beghi, M., Beffa Negrini, P., Beghi, E., Bogliun, G., DI FRANCESCO, J., Fiordelli, E., et al. (2011). Epilptic seizures and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. BOLLETTINO-LEGA ITALIANA CONTRO L'EPILESSIA(142), 204-206.
Beghi, M; Beffa Negrini, P; Beghi, E; Bogliun, G; DI FRANCESCO, J; Fiordelli, E; Peroni, F; Santambrogio, J; Trentiini, C; Cornaggia, C
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