Question: In adults with non-epileptic attack disorder, how effective are psychological and behavioural therapies, compared to any other intervention, for reducing seizures?


Evidence from one high quality systematic review and two poor quality pilot RCTs indicates that there is a lack of evidence to support the use of CBT or other psychotherapy or educational programmes in adults with non-epileptic attack disorder. Further large-scale RCTs, ideally with blinding of outcome assessments, are needed to provide evidence for this question.

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