What is the role of patient education in the management of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES)?

Updated: Jul 26, 2018
  • Author: Selim R Benbadis, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Thorough patient education is critical and is the first step in treatment. Patients and their families must understand the diagnosis to comply with the recommendations of the psychiatric caregiver.

Written patient information about PNES is scarce but available. For additional information, visit the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Web site of the University of South Florida.


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