This presentation will review the historical concept of pseudoseizures and their connotations in the institutional environment. It will review recent research and the emergence of our understanding of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures as nonfeigned seizures that are distinct from malingering. It will then outline the steps in an appropriate diagnostic process when psychogenic seizures may be present, as well as appropriate interventions for those determined to be experiencing pseudoseizures.
- Define and differentiate among the terms pseudoseizures, PNES, malingering, and factitious disorder
- Articulate strategies for working with multidisciplinary team to create and implement treatment plans for PNES
- Summarize talking points for educating patients, custody, medical staff, and families
Johnnie Lambert RN, CCHP-A, Consultant, J.R. Lambert Corr. Healthcare Consulting, LLC