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The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group doctors work steadily every year to advance knowledge of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. Below is a sample of the findings reported over the last years at annual American Epilepsy Society Meeting. In addition, below is a sample of some of our doctors' research and published articles in peer reviewed journals. The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group epilepsy research program is directed by Dr. Eric Segal.

2016
Publication
Prolonged exposure therapy for the treatment of patients diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Publication
Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) on the Internet: Online representation of the disorder and frequency of search terms.

Publication
The Effects of lacosamide on cognition, mood and quality of life in patients with refractory partial epilepsy

Publication
Socialization characteristics in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures

2015
Publication
Depression and quality of life in Spanish-speaking immigrant persons with epilepsy compared with those in English-speaking US-born persons with epilepsy

American Epilepsy Society Poster
A Health Economic Study of Genetic Testing in Refractory Epilepsy Patients with Non-Specific MRI Findings

American Epilepsy Society Poster
Using next generation genetic sequencing in children with treatment resistant epilepsy

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 2314568)
The utility of prolonged exposure therapy (PET) in the treatment of patients who are dually diagnosed with PNES and PTSD

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 2326698)
Naming Assessment of Spanish-speakers with Epilepsy: Preliminary Findings

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst.2327335)
Incidence and predictors of late onset seizures and epilepsy after subarachnoid hemorrhage

American Epilepsy Society Poster
Cognitive Differences between Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizure Patients with and without Alexithymia. 

American Epilepsy Society Poster
Relative Yield of MEG and EEG spikes in simultaneous recordings

American Epilepsy Society Poster
Epilepsy and Reproductive Issues in Women of Hispanic Origin Living in United States

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst.2328092)
The impact of Lacosamide on cognition, mood and quality of life

American Epilepsy Society Poster
Seizure and Epilepsy in Stroke Survivors

American Epilepsy Society Poster
Hispanics Born and Raised in the U.S. Show Poor Confrontation Naming: Implications for Interpreting Lateralization

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 2328179)
ADHD and Involvement in Sports and Activities among Children with Epilepsy

American Epilepsy Society Poster
Ictal and nonictal patterns in subarachnoid hemorrhage: is it a seizure or is it a vasospasm

2014
American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.140)
EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF PATIENTS WITH PRES USING CONTINUOUS EEG REDUCES THE CO-MORBIDITY OF SAH AND IMPACTS ITS TREATMENT APPROACH

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.131)
THE DIAGNOSTIC YIELD OF VIDEO-EEG IN THE INPATIENT VERSUS AMBULATORY SETTINGS IN ADULTS WITH EPISODES OF UNCLEAR NATURE

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 2.230)
EPILEPSY AND REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES IN WOMEN WITH EPILEPSY: SURVEY OF AN UNSELECTED COMMUNITY OF WOMEN WITH EPILEPSY

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.088)
DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN HISPANIC SPANISH-SPEAKING PATIENTS WITH PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES (PNES) COMPARED TO THOSE WITH EPILEPSY

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.083)
STRESS COPING STRATEGIES IN PATIENTS WITH EPILEPSY AND HOW THEY RELATE TO MOOD

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 2.020)
GENDER DIFFERENCES AND ADHD AMONG CHILDREN WITH EPILEPSY

2013
Publication
Prevalence of alexithymia in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures and epileptic seizures and predictors in psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.

Publication
Stress coping strategies in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures and how they relate to trauma symptoms, alexithymia, anger and mood.

Publication
Psychological trauma in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: Trauma characteristics and those who develop PTSD.

American Epilepsy Society Poster 2.130
THE IMPACT OF LACOSAMIDE ON FUNCTIONING AND QUALITY OF LIFE

American Epilepsy Society Poster 3.276
AN UNCOMMON PRESENTATION OF A MECP2 MUTATION: MALIGNANT MIGRATING PARTIAL EPILEPSY OF INFANCY WITH CATARACTS AND UPPER MOTOR NEURON DEFICITS

American Epilepsy Society Poster 2.210
ANGER EXPRESSION AND HOW IT RELATES TO MOOD AND COPING STRATEGIES IN PATIENTS WITH EPILEPSY

American Epilepsy Society Poster 1.291
SOCIAL DIFFICULTIES AMONG CHILDREN WITH EPILEPSY

American Epilepsy Society Poster 3.260
SOCIALIZATION PATTERNS IN PATIENTS WITH PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES (PNES)

American Epilepsy Society Poster 2.205
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING IN PATIENTS WITH PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES (PNES): THOSE WITH COMORBID PTSD COMPARED TO THOSE WITH NO TRAUMA

2012
American Epilepsy Society (Abst. 1.060)
AMBULATORY EEG MONITORING WITH VIDEO IN ADULTS; YIELD AND CLINICAL UTILITY

American Epilepsy Society (Abst. 1.115)
EFFICACY OF VIDEO-EEG IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ALTERED MENTAL STATUS IN THE ELDERLY POPULATION

American Epilepsy Society (Abst. 3.131)
AMBULATORY EEG MONITORING WITH VIDEO IN CHILDREN; YIELD AND CLINICAL UTILITY

American Epilepsy Society (Abst. 3.244)
OUTCOME OF STATUS EPILEPTICUS IN PATIENTS TREATED WITH LACOSAMIDE

American Epilepsy Society (Abst. 1.301)
COMPARISON OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS IN PATIENTS WITH PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES (PNES) AND TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY (TLE) AFTER CONTROLLING FOR MALINGERING

American Epilepsy Society (Abst. 3.293)
THE EXPERIENCE OF ANGER IN PATIENTS WITH EPILEPTIC SEIZURES: THE STATE-TRAIT ANGER EXPRESSION INVENTORY-2

American Epilepsy Society (Abst. 3.295)
GENDER, SUBJECTIVE MEMORY, AND OBJECTIVE MEMORY AMONG PATIENTS WITH EPILEPSY

American Epilepsy Society (Abst. 1.217)
DEPRESSION AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN HISPANIC IMMIGRANTS AND US BORN EPILEPSY PATIENTS

American Epilepsy Society (Abst 1.13)
HUMAN RABIES ENCEPHALITIS VIDEO EEG FINDING; A CASE REPORT

American Epilepsy Society (Abst. 2.057)
DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF CONTINUOUS EEG IN THE TREATMENT OF SUB-ARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE-INDUCED VASOSPASM

Publication:Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: Predisposing factors to diminished quality of life
Predisposing factors to diminished quality of life

2011
American Academy of Neurology (P06.115)
Adjunctive Therapy with Lacosamide for Older Epilepsy Patients

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.136)
The Prevalence of Seizure Activity in Brain Tumor Patients

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 2.268)
Oral and Intravenous Use of Lacosamide for Pediatric Epilepsy

American Epilepsy Society poster (Abst. 3.301)
Hispanic immigrants with epilepsy have a higher rate of depression compared to US born epilepsy patients

American Epilepsy Society (Abst. 2.029)
Socialization Patterns in Epilepsy Patients

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 2.023)
Depression and anxiety in children with epilepsy: Differences in observed and reported levels among parents and children

American Epilepsy Society poster (Abst. 1.072)
Sexually abused patients with psychological non-epileptic seizures (PNES) exhibit better visual memory scores compared to PNES patients who have suffered other forms of abuse

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.085)
Utility of an Outpatient Memory Treatment Program for Patients with Epilepsy

2010
American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 3.268)
Depression in elderly patients with epilepsy

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.096)
Analysis of Continuous Electroencephalography in the Intensive Care Unit for Nonconvulsive Seizure Activity- A Comparison of Four Methods

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 2.314)
Intracranial Survey Studies: Usefulness and Prognostic Implications

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.319)
Neuropsychological Testing of Hispanic Seizure Patients with Comprehensive Testing Developed and Normed on Hispanic Samples

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.307)
The Safety and Efficacy of Vigabatrin for Pediatric and Adult Epilepsy in Community-Based Neurological Practice

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.348)
A Comparison of self-reported quality of life in Medically Refractory Partial Epilepsy patients and Psychological Non Epileptic Patients

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.347)
Correlation between psychological non epileptic seizure severity and self reported state/trait anger and anger expression

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.331)
Comparison of the assessment of effort in patients with psychological non epileptic seizures and refractory partial epilepsy using the Test of Memory Malingering

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.328)
Modification and improvement of an existing group treatment for psychological non-epileptic seizures

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.334)
A new perspective in the assessment of the psychological composition of patients with psychological non-epileptic seizure disorder

American Epilepsy Society Poster (Abst. 1.352)
Nonepileptic Seizures, epileptic seizures, and intrasubtest scatter

2009
(Abst. 2.301)
PATTERNS OF NON-LEFT LANGUAGE DOMINANCE IN WADA TESTING

(Abst. 2.295)
COGNITIVE DEFICITS IN CHILDREN WITH BENIGN ROLANDIC EPILEPSY

(Abst. 2.149)
PREVALENCE OF CO-MORBID EPILEPSY IN PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS: DATA FROM THE ATLANTIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM, A COMMUNITY-BASED FACILITY

2008
(Abst. 1.345)
COGNITIVE PROFILE IN CHILDREN WITH INTRACTABLE EPILEPSY OF RIGHT PARIETO-OCCIPITAL ORIGIN

(Abst. 1.356)
PATTERN OF AUTISTIC-SPECTRUM SYMPTOMS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH EPILEPSY AND IN NEUROLOGICALLY-NORMAL CONTROLS

(Abst. 2.073)
EEG CHARACTERISTICS OF LOW-GRADE AND HIGH-GRADE GLIOMAS OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

(Abst. 1.36)
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN EPILEPSY PATIENTS WITH AND WITHOUT CEREBELLAR DIASCHISIS AS MEASURED BY SISCOM

(Abst. 1.135)
PARTIAL SEIZURES AND BEHAVIORAL CHANGES IN TWO PATIENTS WITH ANTI-NMDA AUTOIMMUNE LIMBIC ENCEPHALITIS