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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/49079
Title:
Incidence of psychogenic seizures in adults: a population-based study in Iceland.
Authors:
Sigurdardottir, K R; Olafsson, E
Citation:
Epilepsia. 1998, 39(7):749-52
Issue Date:
1-Jul-1998
Abstract:
PURPOSE: We wished to determine the incidence of psychogenic nonepileptic (NES) seizures in a population-based study. METHODS: Cases were identified through review of the results of all long-term video-EEG studies made in Iceland during the study period. RESULTS: The incidence of NES was 1.4 in 100,000 person-years of observation. Age-specific incidence was highest in the youngest age group (age 15-24 years) and decreased thereafter. A strong female preponderance was observed. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of NES is equal to almost 4% of that reported for epilepsy from Iceland for persons aged > or = 15 years. For people aged 15-24 years, the incidence of NES is equal to approximately 5% of the incidence of epilepsy. Half the patients also had epilepsy.
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dc.contributor.authorSigurdardottir, K R-
dc.contributor.authorOlafsson, E-
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-13T15:53:35Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-13T15:53:35Z-
dc.date.issued1998-07-01-
dc.date.submitted2009-02-13-
dc.identifier.citationEpilepsia. 1998, 39(7):749-52en
dc.identifier.issn0013-9580-
dc.identifier.pmid9670904-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1528-1157.1998.tb01161.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/49079-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: We wished to determine the incidence of psychogenic nonepileptic (NES) seizures in a population-based study. METHODS: Cases were identified through review of the results of all long-term video-EEG studies made in Iceland during the study period. RESULTS: The incidence of NES was 1.4 in 100,000 person-years of observation. Age-specific incidence was highest in the youngest age group (age 15-24 years) and decreased thereafter. A strong female preponderance was observed. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of NES is equal to almost 4% of that reported for epilepsy from Iceland for persons aged > or = 15 years. For people aged 15-24 years, the incidence of NES is equal to approximately 5% of the incidence of epilepsy. Half the patients also had epilepsy.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwell Scienceen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1528-1157.1998.tb01161.xen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAge Distributionen
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen
dc.subject.meshElectroencephalographyen
dc.subject.meshEpilepsyen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHealth Surveysen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshSeizuresen
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen
dc.subject.meshVideotape Recordingen
dc.titleIncidence of psychogenic seizures in adults: a population-based study in Iceland.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neurology, National University Hospital (Landspitalinn), Reykjavik, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalEpilepsiaen

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