Expert: Women Have an Increased Likelihood of Experiencing Functional Seizures

Contemporary Clinic Staff

Lea Davis, PhD, of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, explained why women have a higher statistical likelihood of experiencing functional seizures than men.

Contemporary Clinic® interviewed Lea Davis, PhD, an associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and an investigator in the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, on a recent study she co-authored that was published in JAMA Network Open on the epidemiology of functional seizures among adults treated at a university hospital.

During the discussion, Davis explained why women have a higher statistical likelihood of experiencing functional seizures than men.

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