Nonepileptic seizures treatment workshop summary

Epilepsy Behav. 2006 May;8(3):451-61. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2006.02.004. Epub 2006 Mar 15.


In May 2005, an international, interdisciplinary group of researchers gathered in Bethesda, MD, USA, for a workshop to discuss the development of treatments for patients with nonepileptic seizures (NES). Specific subgroup topics that were covered included: pediatric NES; presenting the diagnosis of NES, outcome measures for NES trials; classification of NES subtypes; and pharmacological treatment approaches and psychotherapies. The intent was to develop specific research strategies that can be expanded to involve a large segment of the epilepsy and psychiatric treatment communities. Various projects have resulted from the workshop, including the initial development of a prospective randomized clinical trial for NES.

Publication types

  • Congress
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care*
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders* / classification
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders* / diagnosis
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders* / therapy
  • Seizures / psychology*


  • Anticonvulsants