Psychological Non Epileptic Seizures
Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

Anxiety and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures

Anxiety is a serious problem for most patients who have psychogenic non epileptic seizures. Why? Genetics and environment are both likely contributors. Anxious traits can be inherited. In addition, having experienced a painful history (which is common in most persons with PNES) that was not successfully dealt with leaves many with PNES poorly equipped to deal with day to day problems and stress. The stress of...