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Recommendations for books having to do with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures as holiday gifts 2016

My position has always been that the gift of knowledge is maybe one of the most wonderful gifts we can give to others.  That’s why I so value the work teachers do.  I am still in awe of how children enter school as illiterates and in just a few years are taught how to make sense of symbols (i.e. letters) ending up being able to read whole words, passages and even books, and able to write persuasive,...

Third Annual Psychogenic Seizures (PNES) Non epileptic attack disorder Conference to be held in New Jersey, USA on October 29, 2016

This year’s conference promises to be superb.  We are honored to have as our invited speaker, pediatric neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Rochelle Caplan of UCLA (http://people.healthsciences.ucla.edu/institution/personnel?personnel_id=8660) and we will have several other wonderful speakers talking about both PNES diagnosis and treatment in adults and children.  We are also working to set up talks by a few new PNES...

A Bike-a-thon to raise funds for Epilepsy Free which grants scholarships to persons with epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES or NEAD)

When I was a kid, I was not especially athletic. Rather, I was more on the bookish side of things. In fact, I am a bit ashamed of admitting but on more than one occasion, I convinced my mother to obtain a medical note for me so that I would be allowed to not participate in gym class! But, we can all change! Over the last 9 years, I have worked out pretty steadily with my personal trainer, Renata Joy, twice a week....

Pseudoseizures, the bias held by some health professionals and this really has to stop!

Warning: the content in this blog post may be upsetting and hurtful to the reader-it contains insulting and coarse language found on-line describing patients with PNES For a few months three of us have been working on a project examining how often PNES (and all the other names that this condition goes by) appears in the Internet and creating sort of tally.  The way we approached this search task was by entering...

Book recommendation: Guises of Desire is the beautifully told story of one of the best known patients with a psychogenic and dissociative disorder

The time and place: Vienna, Austria in the 1800’s.  The main character of the story is real: Bertha Pappenheim (AKA Anna O). In Guises of Desire, the author, Hilda Reilly, recounts Bertha’s intense years living with these psychogenic symptoms using a wonderful combination of solid research and imagination.  Ms. Reilly descriptions of Bertha’s variety of psychogenic symptoms including a persistent cough,...

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