Improved understanding of non-epileptic seizures and reduced emergency health care usage following a single psychoeducational group for children and their parents

Non-epileptic seizures (NES) are events that resemble the appearance of epileptic seizures but are not associated with electrophysiological changes characteristic of epilepsy [1]. NES come under the umbrella term of Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders and are classified as Conversion Disorder (Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder) in the DSM-5, or Dissociative neurological symptom disorder as classified in the ICD-11 [2,3].