PNES: Not Everything that Shakes is a Seizure
Some patients exhibit behaviors that at first glance appear to be seizure related. However, there can be other causes and driving factors that result in these real symptoms and behaviors. Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) can be easily misdiagnosed and are often misunderstood and therefore treated incorrectly. This webinar reviews current approaches to assessing patients experiencing “seizures” that are not generated from electrical activity in the brain.
It will address several questions. What is the incidence rate and when to suspect PNES? What are the symptoms and how to diagnose PNES? What are treatment options for PNES?
This event has been approved by ASET for 1 CEC.
PRESENTER - Dr. Selim Benbadis
Dr. Benbadis obtained his MD at the University of Nice (Nice, France) and completed his Neurology Residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he completed a fellowship in Epilepsy, EEG, and Sleep Medicine. He is Board-certified in Neurology, Epilepsy & Clinical Neurophysiology, and Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Benbadis is currently Professor of Neurology at the University of South Florida. He is Director of the University of South Florida /Tampa General Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Program.
Dr. Selim Benbadis