COgnitive Behavioural Therapy for Dissociative (Non-Epileptic) Seizures

A Randomised Controlled Trial

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


Three months after the diagnosis, those who agreed to take part in the study were seen by a psychiatrist, who completed a psychiatric assessment.


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








What does the CODES study involve?