Performance of the GAD-7 in adults with dissociative seizures

Dissociative seizures (DS) are commonly described as involuntary behaviours, movements and sensations which strongly resemble epileptic seizures or syncope but cannot be explained by these or other medical disorders [1–3]. DS are characterised by reduced self-control and typically involve impairment of awareness. The International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10) classified them as dissociative (conversion) convulsions and the recent ICD-11 guidelines place them in the spectrum of ‘dissociative neurological symptom disorder’ [4, 5].