Nonepileptic seizures treatment workshop summary

W. Curt LaFrance, Kenneth Alper, Debra Babcock, John J. Barry, Selim Benbadis, Rochelle Caplan, John Gates, Margaret Jacobs, Andres Kanner, Roy Martin, Lynn Rundhaugen, Randy Stewart, Christina Vert

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In May 2005, an international, interdisciplinary group of researchers gathered in Bethesda, MD, USA, for a workshop to discuss the development of treatments for patients with nonepileptic seizures (NES). Specific subgroup topics that were covered included: pediatric NES; presenting the diagnosis of NES, outcome measures for NES trials; classification of NES subtypes; and pharmacological treatment approaches and psychotherapies. The intent was to develop specific research strategies that can be expanded to involve a large segment of the epilepsy and psychiatric treatment communities. Various projects have resulted from the workshop, including the initial development of a prospective randomized clinical trial for NES.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-461
Number of pages11
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinical trials
  • Conversion disorder
  • Nonepileptic seizures
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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