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Title: Third wave cognitive behavioural interventions for epilepsy : a systematic review ; Disconnected selves : an IPA approach to the experience of non-epileptic seizures
Author: Laverty, Nora
ISNI:       0000 0004 6061 6915
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2016
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Third wave cognitive behavioural interventions in epilepsy - a systematic review: This narrative systematic review aims to evaluate the impact of third wave interventions on quality of life for people with epilepsy compared to controls or other treatments measured by randomised controlled trial. Disconnected selves - a IPA approach to the experience of non epileptic seizures: Evidence suggests people who have NES display differences in how they report their subjective experience compared to patients with epilepsy; however there is a lack of evidence in the literature regarding the meaning of subjective experience to people with NES. The present study aimed to explore the subjective experience of six people with NES and what it means to them using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA).Themes emerged pertaining to an incoherent narrative reflective of an incoherent self as participants struggled to make sense of their experience. Participants described their NES as omnipotent and all powerful and they described helplessness and hopelessness regarding a solution to their condition. The emergent themes from this study are considered in relation to subjective experience in functional disorders generally and qualitative literature in NES. Clinical and research implications are also considered.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psych) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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