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Psychiatric morbidity and psychodynamics of patients with convulsive pseudoseizures.
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PMID:  7582654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-six female patients with pseudoseizures were compared with 50 female patients referred to a psychiatric outpatient clinic. Patients with convulsive pseudoseizures were more likely to be single and childless. An abnormal EEG was more frequently reported in patients with convulsive pseudoseizures, contributing to their earlier diagnosis of epilepsy. The defence mechanisms of patients with convulsive pseudoseizures using the Defense Mechanisms Inventory (DMI) were particularly characterized by higher scores on the 'reversal' scale and lower scores on the 'turning against self' scale. Mood disorders were more common in general psychiatric patients, while one-third of convulsive pseudoseizure patients did not complain of psychiatric symptoms.
S S Jawad; N Jamil; E J Clarke; A Lewis; S Whitecross; A Richens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seizure     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1059-1311     ISO Abbreviation:  Seizure     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-18     Completed Date:  1995-12-18     Revised Date:  2014-10-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306979     Medline TA:  Seizure     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Conversion Disorder / diagnosis,  psychology*
Defense Mechanisms*
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis,  psychology
Hysteria / diagnosis,  psychology*
Mental Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology
Monitoring, Physiologic
Personality Inventory
Psychoanalytic Theory*
Seizures / diagnosis,  psychology*
Self Concept
Sick Role

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