W Curt jr LaFrance

Summary

Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint How many patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures also have epilepsy?
    W Curt LaFrance
    Neurology 58:990; author reply 990-1. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Update on treatments of psychological nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Department of Psychiatry, Brown Medical School Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 7:364-74. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Traumatic brain injury and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures yield worse outcomes
    W Curt LaFrance
    Departments of Neurology Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Epilepsia 54:718-25. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Management of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology Division, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Epilepsia 54:53-67. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Comparing standard medical care for nonepileptic seizures in Chile and the United States
    W Curt LaFrance
    Division of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 25:224-9. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Depression symptoms as a function of duration of intractable or controlled epilepsy
    W Curt LaFrance
    Department of Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 24:116-9. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Cognitive behavioral therapy for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 14:591-6. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Somatoform disorders
    W Curt LaFrance
    Division of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology, Brown Medical School Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Semin Neurol 29:234-46. 2009
  9. pmc Depression and symptoms affect quality of life in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry W C L, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Neurology 73:366-71. 2009
  10. pmc Pilot pharmacologic randomized controlled trial for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    W C LaFrance
    Department of Neurology and Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Neurology 75:1166-73. 2010

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint How many patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures also have epilepsy?
    W Curt LaFrance
    Neurology 58:990; author reply 990-1. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Update on treatments of psychological nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Department of Psychiatry, Brown Medical School Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 7:364-74. 2005
    ..In this article, we summarize the etiologic conceptualizations of NES, and link these to mechanism informed treatments. We describe the recent literature on NES treatments and propose future directions for intervention research...
  3. doi request reprint Traumatic brain injury and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures yield worse outcomes
    W Curt LaFrance
    Departments of Neurology Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Epilepsia 54:718-25. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that PNES with TBI would be associated with more psychiatric comorbidities and disability than PNES without TBI...
  4. doi request reprint Management of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology Division, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Epilepsia 54:53-67. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Comparing standard medical care for nonepileptic seizures in Chile and the United States
    W Curt LaFrance
    Division of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 25:224-9. 2012
    ..We sought to compare the diagnostic and treatment practices for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) in the United States (US) to Chile...
  6. doi request reprint Depression symptoms as a function of duration of intractable or controlled epilepsy
    W Curt LaFrance
    Department of Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 24:116-9. 2012
    ..Attending to the dynamic nature of depression symptoms in different epochs of epilepsy may be an important treatment target in patients with epilepsy...
  7. doi request reprint Cognitive behavioral therapy for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 14:591-6. 2009
    ..CBT for PNES reduced the number of PNES and improved psychiatric symptoms, psychosocial functioning, and quality of life...
  8. doi request reprint Somatoform disorders
    W Curt LaFrance
    Division of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology, Brown Medical School Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Semin Neurol 29:234-46. 2009
    ..This article reviews diagnostic criteria, differential diagnoses, examination findings, and treatments for these disorders. A summary of advances in research in functional neuroimaging and treatment trials is also given...
  9. pmc Depression and symptoms affect quality of life in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry W C L, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Neurology 73:366-71. 2009
    ..We sought to examine if the same pattern exists in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES)...
  10. pmc Pilot pharmacologic randomized controlled trial for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    W C LaFrance
    Department of Neurology and Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Neurology 75:1166-73. 2010
    ..Some psychotherapies have been shown to improve PNES and comorbid symptom outcomes. We evaluated a pharmacologic intervention to test the hypothesis that sertraline would reduce PNES...
  11. pmc Decreased serum BDNF levels in patients with epileptic and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    W C LaFrance
    Department of Psychiatry, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, USA
    Neurology 75:1285-91. 2010
    ..Plasma [corrected] BDNF levels have not been investigated in adult patients with epileptic seizures (ES). We hypothesized that BDNF would differentiate between ES and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES)...
  12. doi request reprint Differentiating frontal lobe epilepsy from psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Division of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Potter 3, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Neurol Clin 29:149-62, ix. 2011
    ..This article provides clues to differentiating FLE from PNES so that neurologists and mental health providers are better equipped to offer treatments for PNES...
  13. doi request reprint Impact of family functioning on quality of life in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures versus epilepsy
    W Curt LaFrance
    Department of Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Epilepsia 52:292-300. 2011
    ..To evaluate different contributions of aspects of family functioning (FF) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) versus epileptic seizures (ES)...
  14. doi request reprint Video NeuroImage: diagnosing conversion weakness with the Spinal Injuries Center test: when Hoover doesn't help
    W Curt LaFrance
    Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Neurology 71:e57. 2008
  15. ncbi request reprint Do bus accidents cause nonepileptic seizures?: complex issues of medicolegal causation
    W Curt LaFrance
    Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 36:227-33. 2008
    ..Viewing medical litigation from the perspective of risk factors, timeline, and baseline may add clarity to the difficulty of understanding causation...
  16. doi request reprint Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Curr Opin Neurol 21:195-201. 2008
    ..This review summarizes the recent studies assessing patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and developments in treatment...
  17. doi request reprint What is "treatment as usual" for nonepileptic seizures?
    W Curt LaFrance
    Division of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 12:388-94. 2008
    ..A recent NINDS/NIMH/AES-sponsored international NES Treatment Workshop identified a lack of knowledge in the field regarding standard of care in the management of patients with psychological nonepileptic seizures (NES)...
  18. pmc Methodological issues in conducting treatment trials for psychological nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Epilipsy Program, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 19:391-8. 2007
    ..A comprehensive neuropsychiatric initial assessment and assessing cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial measures are important for monitoring the outcomes in NES treatment RCTs...
  19. ncbi request reprint The treatment of nonepileptic seizures: historical perspectives and future directions
    W Curt LaFrance
    Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Epilepsia 45:15-21. 2004
    ..We review the diagnosis and treatment of NES and suggest directions for future research in these areas...
  20. ncbi request reprint Nonepileptic seizures treatment workshop summary
    W Curt LaFrance
    Brown Medical School, Department of Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 8:451-61. 2006
    ..Various projects have resulted from the workshop, including the initial development of a prospective randomized clinical trial for NES...
  21. ncbi request reprint Treating patients with functional symptoms: one size does not fit all
    W Curt LaFrance
    Division of Neuropsychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, and Department of Psychiatry, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    J Psychosom Res 63:633-5. 2007
  22. doi request reprint Psychiatric comorbidities in epilepsy
    W Curt LaFrance
    Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Int Rev Neurobiol 83:347-83. 2008
    ..In this chapter, we describe four areas of focus in women with epilepsy: comorbid primary psychiatric processes, integrated symptoms secondary to epilepsy, stigma and psychosocial consequences of epilepsy, and nonepileptic seizures...
  23. ncbi request reprint Use of serum prolactin in diagnosing epileptic seizures: report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology
    W Curt LaFrance
    Neurology 66:1287-8; author reply 1287-8. 2006
  24. ncbi request reprint Avoiding the costs of unrecognized psychological nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Neurology 66:1620-1. 2006

Research Grants1

  1. Treatments for Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures (NES)
    W LaFrance; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..