Depression and symptoms affect quality of life in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.

@article{LaFrance2009DepressionAS,
  title={Depression and symptoms affect quality of life in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.},
  author={William Curt LaFrance and Stephanie B. Syc},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={366-71}
}
BACKGROUND In patients with active epilepsy, adverse medication effects and severity of depression are correlated with health-related quality of life, but seizure frequency is not. We sought to examine if the same pattern exists in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES). METHODS We administered seizure calendars, quality of life (QOL) scales, depression scales, and symptom checklists to 49 patients with video EEG-confirmed PNES. Data analysis consisted of performing Pearson… CONTINUE READING
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