Listening to people with seizures is a cross-disciplinary project hosted by the Academic Neurology Unit, University of Sheffield. The project aims to improve the clinical diagnosis of seizure disorders by applying linguistic and conversation analytic methods in the analysis of consultations between doctors and patients with seizures. It follows on from the project EpiLing, carried out at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.

One of the aims of the project has been to develop a diagnostic scoring aid for the differential diagnosis of epilepsy and non-epileptic seizures based on observations of linguistic and interactional differences between the two patient groups. Click here to download the latest version of our DSA.

For an introduction to the project, see the following presentations. You may also want to read Making the diagnosis in patients with blackouts: It's all in the history, published in Practical Neurology in 2009.

For more in-depth information, see our publications list, or have a look at some of our achievements.