Initial Treatment Retention in Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures
The authors investigated factors relevant to treatment retention and initial adherence in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. The factors studies were 1) treatment modality, that is, whether psychotherapy and neuropsychiatric management were provided in the same institution or at a different location, and 2) subject characteristics. Modes of treatment provided at the same location yielded greater compliance than “divided intervention,” where subjects attended different settings for each approach. Subjects with cognitive complaints and those on anti-epileptic drugs showed lower compliance rates, whereas married subjects showed greater compliance.