Rebecca J Mayor

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PURPOSE Most neurologists endorse psychotherapy as the treatment of choice for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), but its effectiveness remains unproven, and there are no previous reports of long-term outcome after psychotherapy. This study aimed to establish the outcome of brief augmented psychodynamic interpersonal therapy (PIT) for 47 patients(More)
We previously described a communication strategy for the delivery of the diagnosis of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) that was acceptable and effective at communicating the psychological cause of PNES. This prospective multicenter study describes the short-term seizure and psychosocial outcomes after the communication of the diagnosis and with no(More)
Nonepileptic attack disorder (NEAD) is one of the commonest differential diagnoses of epilepsy. A number of approaches to the communication of this diagnosis and its treatment have been described; however, there are currently no evidence-based management pathways. This study captures the care currently received by patients with NEAD in the United Kingdom(More)
This study explores the relationship between the frequency of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL), as well as the effect of psychological distress and other physical symptoms on this relationship. Data were collected on 96 patients with PNES. Correlations of seizure frequency with HRQoL, psychological(More)
PURPOSE Communicating the diagnosis of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) is a challenging task. This study was carried out to assess the acceptability and effectiveness of a new communication procedure consisting of a patient information leaflet and a communication strategy for neurologists. METHODS In a multicenter prospective study, 50 patients(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW There has been a steady increase in the number of publications about (psychogenic) nonepileptic seizures (NES) over the past two decades. This review focuses on work published in the past 3 years. It summarizes the most important developments in terms of diagnosis, cause, clinical manifestations and treatment of NES. RECENT FINDINGS(More)
This study formed part of an evaluation of a brief educational intervention for patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES). The sessions provide information, seizure control techniques and management planning. The qualitative component of the research reported here aimed to provide insight into the participants' perceptions following the(More)
PURPOSE We have previously reported that one in six patients stops experiencing psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) following our communication protocol. This prospective multicentre study describes a psycho-educational intervention for PNES building on the initial communication of the diagnosis and examines the feasibility of its delivery by(More)
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