Wag the dog: Skepticism on seizure alert canines

@article{Doherty2007WagTD,
  title={Wag the dog: Skepticism on seizure alert canines},
  author={M. Doherty and A. Haltiner},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={68},
  pages={309 - 309}
}
Some dogs can signal human seizure activity. Seizure response dogs (SRDs) recognize and respond to ongoing seizure and postseizure compromise, whereas seizure alert dogs (SADs) may warn of impending seizure.1–5 Canine companions may have an additional stress reduction benefit that can lead to decreased seizure frequency.5 In this report we describe a dog that warns of psychogenic nonepileptiform events (PNES) and critically examine the SAD literature. According to the couple that owns her… Expand
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