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Table 2 Example of transcription of the suggestion before a tuning fork PNES induction test

From: The first-line management of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) in adults in the emergency: a practical approach

« This is a tuning fork. It is a tool that creates vibrations. It is used in neurologic tests for various purposes. In your case, the tuning fork will be applied on your head. It will generate vibrations to the skull bone that will be transmitted to the auditory nerves and then the brain, more precisely to the regions that can induce seizures. I will therefore start by stimulating the skull regions that are a little bit less sensitive, before getting to the most sensitive region. Allow me first to help you take on a safe position*… Are you ready? » (*…rearrange the pillows and remove dangerous or fragile objects…)