Characteristics of children with functional neurological symptoms and impact of therapy

A new study from India suggests that psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) and psychogenic headache (PH) are common in children presenting with functional neurological symptoms.

Dr Sheffali Gulati and colleagues at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, conducted a study to characterize the clinical profile of children (aged 6 to 16 years) presenting with functional neurological symptoms at their institution between 2017 and 2019.

Dr Gulati summarized the key findings as follows:

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