Lab members Marco McSweeney and Dr Liat Levita, along with collaborator Professor Markus Reuber, are working together to further our understanding of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES). These are “medically unexplained” seizure-like episodes which superficially resemble epileptic seizures, however they are not cause by epileptiform discharges in the brain. Little is currently known about the what neural factors may influence PNES symptomology, so McSweeney et al. decided to assess current neuroimaging studies on individuals with PNES. Their most recent paper, “A systematic meta-review of neuroimaging studies in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures”, has just been accepted by the journal ‘NeuroImage : Clinical’. The paper highlights how neuroimaging results point to neurobiological correlates of PNES, but that more high quality neuroimaging studies are needed. To read the full article, click on the link below:

Neuroimaging studies in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: A systematic meta-review

New Paper! A systematic meta-review of neuroimaging studies in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures