Providence VA Medical Center study finds telehealth may be effective treatment for nonepileptic seizures

DR. W. CURT LAFRANCE JR., a neuropsychiatrist at the Providence VA Medical Center, uses the VA telehealth system at the Providence VAMC to meet with Thera Powell, a telehealth licensed practical nurse at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C. / COURTESY VA PROVIDENCE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
PROVIDENCE – A Providence VA Medical Center study has found that video telehealth visits may be an effective treatment for nonepileptic seizures. Researchers measured the effectiveness of neurobehavioral therapy on 32 veterans who suffer from nonepileptic seizures. Treatment was administered via video from the VA National Telemental Health Tele-Seizures Clinic. "Nonpharmacologic therapies for seizures have…

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