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Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES)

PNES are classified as a conversion disorder (or functional neurological disorder) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (DSM-5), a condition in which the body expresses underlying emotional (and sometimes physical) stress in the form of a somatic symptoms, often mimicking medical disorders.


Dr. Bonafina has worked with patients with PNES since 2012. She trained with Dr. Lorna Myers, a worldwide pioneer and expert in the research and treatment of PNES.


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