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Conversion disorder as psychogenic nonepileptic seizures in suspected cancer: A case report.
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PMID:  25103545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), a form of conversion disorder, are paroxysmal episodes resembling epilepsy while lacking electrographic correlation. The phenomenon has rarely been reported in elderly patients and has not been associated with a new-onset medical diagnosis. We present the case of an 81-year-old female with no past psychiatric or traumatic history who developed PNES within the context of a new, suspected cancer. To our knowledge, this is the first such reported case of a suspected cancer (or otherwise medical) diagnosis contributing directly and temporally to the development of PNES. Discussion of involved psychosocial variables follows the vignette, and a brief review of relevant literature is offered.
Xavier F Jimenez; Jennifer S Sharma; Syma A Dar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  General hospital psychiatry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-7714     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Hosp Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-8-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7905527     Medline TA:  Gen Hosp Psychiatry     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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