Medical records were reviewed for 94 consecutive inpatients diagnosed with nonepileptic seizures. A 122-item follow-up questionnaire was returned by 71 patients (76%). The majority of the subjects reported fewer seizures (73%), their general health as 'very good' (20%) or 'good' (37%), and 'improved' quality of life (55%). Many patients had either discontinued (50%) or reduced (17%) use of anticonvulsant medications. The patients most often sought care from primary care providers (46%), followed by psychiatrists/psychologists (41%) and neurologists (31%). Of the 57 patients (80%) advised to seek psychiatric care, 27 individuals (47%) followed this recommendation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Applied Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health