Journal article

Personality profiles differ between patients with epileptic seizures and patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures

Michelle Leong, Albert D Wang, David Trainor, Ben Johnstone, Genevieve Rayner, Tomas Kalincik, Izanne Roos, Patrick Kwan, Terence J O'Brien, Dennis Velakoulis, Charles B Malpas

Seizure | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE: Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) and epileptic seizures (ES) are often difficult to differentiate, leading to incorrect or delayed diagnosis. The aim of the study was to determine whether patients of these two diagnostic groups possess different personality profiles, and whether they could be used to efficiently screen for PNES in clinical settings. METHODS: Collection of data was conducted on 305 patients who completed the NEO-Five Factor Inventory questionnaire during a Video EEG Monitoring admission to the Royal Melbourne Hospital between 2002-2017. Personality differences were investigated using Bayesian linear mixed effects models, with receiver operating characteristi..

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