Pediatric Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures

Pediatric Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures

A Treatment Guide

Caplan, Rochelle; Plioplys, Sigita; Jones, Jana E.; Doss, Julia

Springer International Publishing AG






15 a 20 dias


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Introduction and Overview

I Diagnostic Evaluation

The underlying psychopathology, triggers, and risk factors
Gold standard diagnosis
Why is it difficult to diagnose pediatric PNES?
Red flags during the clinical exam
Techniques for the child diagnostic interview
Strategies to use in the Initial parent interview

II Diagnostic Feedback and Treatment Plan

Introduction: The importance of the feedback
How to present feedback and treatment plan to the parents
Approaches to use in the child feedback and description of the treatment plan
Combined parent and child feedback and treatment plan

III Short-term Treatment

Psychoeducation about PNES: Child, parents, treatment team, teachers
How to develop rapport with the child and parents
Strategies for NES symptom resolution through individual child therapy and work with the parents
Child reintegration to school and regular life routines
Treatment of comorbid psychopathology

IV Long-term Therapy

Goals for child therapy
Goals for work with the parents

V Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Application of CBT in anxiety and depression
Essential CBT elements that enhance child goals
Application of CBT to enhance parent goals

VI Appendix
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Diagnostics;Psychoeducation;Long- and short-term treatment;Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT);School reintegration