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Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures as a manifestation of psychological distress associated with undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, January 2016
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Title
Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures as a manifestation of psychological distress associated with undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, January 2016
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s98698
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Dai Miyawaki, Yoshihiro Iwakura, Toshiyuki Seto, Hiroto Kusaka, Ayako Goto, Yu Okada, Nobuyoshi Asada, Erika Yanagihara, Koki Inoue

Abstract

Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are observable changes in behavior or consciousness that are similar to epileptic seizures but are not associated with electrophysiologic changes. PNES occur in children with underlying psychological distress and are especially frequent in those with epilepsy. Because PNES are heterogeneous, comprehensive treatment tailored to each patient is required to reduce psychosocial stress. Currently, reports regarding children with PNES concomitant with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) do not exist, and effective treatment strategies for these children are lacking. In this case report, we describe a 10-year-old Japanese girl with undiagnosed ASD who developed PNES while undergoing treatment for benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes. She exhibited hypersensitivity to sound and interpersonal conflicts caused by social communication deficits. The PNES symptoms improved shortly after our intervention, which was designed to reduce her distress caused by auditory hypersensitivity and impaired social communication, both characteristics of ASD. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report describing PNES in a child with ASD. Our findings suggest that PNES can result from psychological distress in children with undiagnosed ASD and highlight the importance of examining ASD traits in patients with PNES.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 32 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 21%
Researcher 5 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 15%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Other 2 6%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 6 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 24%
Psychology 7 21%
Neuroscience 5 15%
Social Sciences 3 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 6 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 April 2020.
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#3,451,911
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#520
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#72,712
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Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#20
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