Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.—Aldous Huxley
You never find yourself until you face the truth.—Pearl Bailey
PSYCHOGENIC symptoms are ubiquitous in medicine, both in and outside of neurology.1-3 Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are commonly seen at epilepsy centers, where they represent at least 20% of patients referred for refractory "seizures."4,5 Their estimated prevalence in the general population is 2 to 33 per 100 000, making this problem nearly as common as multiple sclerosis or trigeminal neuralgia.6
Benbadis SR. Provocative Techniques Should Be Used for the Diagnosis of Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures. Arch Neurol. 2001;58(12):2063–2065. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.12.2063
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