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An exploratory randomized controlled trial of immediate versus delayed withdrawal of antiepileptic drugs in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic attacks (PNEAs).

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PURPOSE: To determine whether withdrawal of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic attacks (PNEAs) improves outcome. METHODS: Randomized controlled trial of AED withdrawal in patients with PNEAs. Patients were randomized to immediate or delayed (9 months) withdrawal of AEDs. We recorded spell frequency, changes in work status, use of emergency medical services, and psychological status at baseline, 9 months, and 18 months. RESULTS: Of 193 patients screened, 38 f...

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Journal:
Epilepsia
Volume:
51
Issue:
10
Pages:
1994-1999
Publication date:
2010-10-05
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EISSN:
1528-1167
ISSN:
0013-9580
URN:
uuid:d51aae98-b10e-4e32-9e68-4b724c248f71
Source identifiers:
387404
Local pid:
pubs:387404

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