We wished to determine the incidence of psychogenic nonepileptic (NES) seizures in a population-based study.
Cases were identified through review of the results of all long-term video-EEG studies made in Iceland during the study period.
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.
The incidence of NES is equal to almost 4% of that reported for epilepsy from Iceland for persons aged =15 years.
For people aged 15-24 years, the incidence of NES is equal to - 5% of the incidence of epilepsy.
Half the patients also had epilepsy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Convulsion, Crise, Psychogène, Islande, Iles Atlantiques, Electroencéphalographie, Enregistrement vidéo, Epilepsie, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Etude comparative, Adulte, Homme, Trouble neurologique, Electrodiagnostic, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Convulsion, Crisis, Psychogenic, Iceland, Atlantic Ocean Islands, Electroencephalography, Video recording, Epilepsy, Incidence, Epidemiology, Comparative study, Adult, Human, Neurological disorder, Electrodiagnosis, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder
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Cote : 98-0345944
Code Inist : 002B17A03. Création : 27/11/1998.