Are we overusing the diagnosis of psychogenic non-epileptic events?

@article{Parra1999AreWO,
  title={Are we overusing the diagnosis of psychogenic non-epileptic events?},
  author={Jaime Parra and J. J. Doria Iriarte and Andres Miguel Kanner},
  journal={Seizure},
  year={1999},
  volume={8},
  pages={223-227}
}
In order to determine how often results of video/EEG (V-EEG) studies may change the clinical diagnosis of paroxysmal events, we prospectively studied 100 consecutive patients (75 females, 25 males) admitted for diagnosis of recurrent paroxysmal spells. The presumed diagnosis of the referring physician was obtained. Episodes were classified as epileptic seizures (ES), psychogenic non-epileptic events (PNEE), or physiologic non-epileptic events (PhysNEE). Eighty-seven patients had diagnostic… CONTINUE READING