Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: so-called psychiatric comorbidity and underlying defense mechanisms

@inproceedings{Beghi2015PsychogenicNS,
  title={Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: so-called psychiatric comorbidity and underlying defense mechanisms},
  author={Massimiliano Beghi and Paola Beffa Negrini and Cecilia Perin and Federica Peroni and Adriana Magaudda and Cesare Giuseppe Cerri and Cesare Maria Cornaggia},
  booktitle={Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment},
  year={2015}
}
In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) do not have a unique classification as they can be found within different categories: conversion, dissociative, and somatization disorders. The ICD-10, instead, considers PNES within dissociative disorders, merging the dissociative disorders and conversion disorders, although the underlying defense mechanisms are different. The literature data show that PNES are associated with… CONTINUE READING
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