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By any other name: What to call psychogenic non-epileptic seizures?

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Two meetings brought together more than 150 participants to discuss potential new names for PNES, and how a name can affect treatment options, public acceptance, professional ownership, stigma, and reimbursement.

By any other name: Improving access to treatment and reducing stigma in psychogenic non-epileptic seizures

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Treating psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) requires a multidisciplinary approach, but often, people with PNES have trouble finding health care providers willing to help. The condition also carries stigma, both from health professionals and the public. Could part of the solution be a better name?

Task force gives guidance on classifying neonatal seizures

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ILAE spoke with Dr. Ronit Pressler about a recent position paper that modifies the seizure and epilepsy classifications for neonatal seizures. Listen to the podcast

The ketogenic diet for super-refractory status epilepticus - Why and how?

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Super refractory status epilepticus carries up to a 40% mortality rate and controlled clinical trials of any treatment are severely limited. The ketogenic diet is emerging as a potential treatment option for SRSE, and a recent article provides practical considerations on using the diet in these cases. Listen to the podcast