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Pediatric Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures

A Treatment Guide

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 1-2
  3. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 3-14
  4. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 15-26
  5. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 27-48
  6. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 49-62
  7. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 63-77
  8. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 79-90
  9. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 91-106
  10. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 107-114
  11. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 115-117
  12. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 119-128
  13. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 129-134
  14. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 135-141
  15. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 143-145
  16. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 147-160
  17. Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    Pages 161-167
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 169-204

About this book

Introduction

This volume describes the basics for short- and long-term treatment of Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) in children. The text acknowledges that the disorder, though rare and highly morbid, is treatable when it is not misdiagnosed. Given the limited diagnostic and clinical training offered to clinicians, this book aims to equip professionals with the tools needed to improve the poor quality of life of youth with PNES.

The text begins by introducing the main features of the disorder and the problems involved in diagnosing PNES in children. It then describes techniques to overcome these problems in order to make a reliable and valid diagnosis of PNES, as well as provide feedback on the diagnosis and treatment plan. The last section describes the indications for cognitive behavior therapy for youth with PNES and suggested treatment paradigms. Incorporation of do’s and don’ts and their relevant clinical examples in all sections of the proposed guide provide the reader with skills and techniques. The book also includes an appendix with resources for parents, children, and school nurses and teachers, relaxation techniques for the child and parents, templates of letters for the child’s school about the condition and behavior management plan, templates of supporting letters from epileptologists and primary care physicians, CBT treatment paradigm, and information on individual supervision, workshops and webinars.

Written by the few experts in this area, Pediatric Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures is the ultimate guide for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, primary care physicians, neurologists, epileptologists, social workers, nurses, school counselors, and all medical professionals working with children experiencing seizures.

Keywords

Diagnostics Psychoeducation Long- and short-term treatment Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) School reintegration

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUCLALos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyMinnesota Epilepsy GroupSt. PaulUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Department of NeurologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

About the authors

Rochelle Caplan, M.D.

Professor Emeritus

Department of Psychiatry

UCLA, rcaplan@ucla.edu

 

Julia Doss, Psy.D.

Pediatric Psychologist

Minnesota Epilepsy Group

jdoss@mnepilepsy.net

 

Sigita Plioplys, M.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Northwestern University

Splioply@luriechildrens.org

 

Jana Elizabeth Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Neurology

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

jejones@neurology.wisc.edu

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures
  • Book Subtitle A Treatment Guide
  • Authors Rochelle Caplan
    Julia Doss
    Sigita Plioplys
    Jana E. Jones
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55122-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-55121-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85573-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-55122-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 204
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 440 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Pediatrics
    Neurology
    General Practice / Family Medicine
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Reviews

“The authors’ main goal is to instruct mental health providers how to recognize PNES in pediatric patients, and more importantly develop a multidisciplinary and comprehensive treatment plan involving both the patient and parents targeted at the cessation of the episodes.  … The authors deliberately target mental health professionals, including both prescribers and nonprescribers, although the obvious emphasis is on professionals who are skilled in psychotherapy.” (Matthew J. Koscica, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2018)