COgnitive Behavioural Therapy for Dissociative (Non-Epileptic) Seizures

A Randomised Controlled Trial

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We will collect some initial information about patients who have a diagnosis of dissociative seizures from their neurologist and ask them to keep a record of how often they have their seizures  following diagnosis.


Three months after the diagnosis, those who have agreed to take part in the study will be seen by a psychiatrist, who will undertake a psychiatric assessment.


Patients who have continued to have Dissociative Seizures in the previous 8 weeks will be randomly allocated to standardised medical care or CBT (plus standardised medical care) as further treatment for their seizures.


Patients will continue to complete seizure diaries and questionnaires, provide regular seizure frequency data following receipt of their Dissociative Seizures diagnosis and be willing to attend weekly/fortnightly sessions if allocated to CBT.









What does the CODES study involve?