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Dissociative Seizures: Challenges and Practical Solutions - Shared screen with speaker view
W Curt LaFrance Jr
01:23:12
Great job, Barbara and Gaston.
Ima Ebong
01:31:58
I have an N of 1, but I have one patient with medically refractory multifocal epilepsy and PNES (diagnosed after a 10 day EMU officially after years of only 1-2 days studies). She also has refractory depression. I decided on VNS implant last year as indicated for refractory epilepsy (she is multifocal so not candidate for surgery) and refractory depression.
Thomas Cahill
01:33:05
During the seizures, are the symptoms very similar to typical epileptic seizures, i.e., possible airway compromise?
Frank Wilson
01:35:29
In my experience (belief) there are two principal reasons clinicians want to distance themselves from these patients. (All FNDs, really). First, I don’t like feeling powerless. Second, I don’t LIKE this patient, and even though I try to be understanding and helpful, deep down I think this patient is using me. The practical treatment (for the doctor) is to find a way to LIKE the patient. This is a separate and worthy topic in itself.
Michael Moutoussis
01:45:00
Sorry - I intended to be readable to Dr. Wilson - You don't even have to *start* by LIKING the patient ... To steal from Martin Luther King, one needs to start from 'understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill' towards patients one doesn't like -- and the LIKING comes as satisfying, collaborative treatment is established :-)
Michael Moutoussis
01:46:11
Thanks to the organizers!
Mohamed Diyab
01:46:22
Thank you very much
Julie Read
01:46:30
Thank you for a fabulous webinar!
stephen Allan
01:46:30
Thank you everyone. most helpful.
maria Lopez
01:46:46
Thank you very much
Darshna Patel
01:46:46
Many thanks all! A great resource!
Ima Ebong
01:46:48
Thank you
Benjamin Tolchin
01:46:48
thanks very much! great talk!