psychogenic nonepileptic seizure

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psychogenic nonepileptic seizure

Abbreviation: PNES
The academically preferred term for
pseudoseizure.
See also: seizure
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Problem faced with PNES is that they have inability in identification and expression of inner psychic distress leading to its expression in form of physical complaints.
PNES is a phenomenon that affects not only the patient but also that individual's close relatives and friends.
Misdiagnosis of PNES as epilepsy due to incomplete evaluations can lead to years of ineffective and potentially harmful use of AEDs without addressing the underlying cause of disability.
Nacional de Eliminacion de Silicosis en Brasil (PNES) 2004 Releitura de "Cem anos de Rev Bras Med Trab.
We have come to realize that PNEs and the civilian use of HEU cannot be tolerated if a nuclear-weapons-free world is to remain a viable objective.
PNES are episodes of altered movement, sensation, or experience that may be mistaken for epileptic seizures but are not a consequence of abnormal cortical discharges.
In the past, behaviours like PNES were called "hysteria."
Dessa forma, e dever do Estado fornecer aos PNES (portadores de necessidades especiais) tratamentos, reabilitacao, habilitacao, dentre outros.