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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,...

Towards an integrative theory of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) by Richard J. Brown, Markus Reuber—highly recommend this article

beauty child at the blackboard I’d like to use this month’s blog post to highlight a superb article that was published this year on psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in Clinical Psychology Review (issue 47).  In my opinion, this publication is what all professionals who work with PNES should be aspiring to contribute to the field. In past blog posts I have talked about professional publications that represent...

What do those diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures receive along with the diagnosis of PNES when they are discharged?

For many it may have taken months to years to reach the point of lying in the hospital bed hearing the words: you don’t have “epilepsy,” you have something we call “psychogenic non-epileptic seizures” or “non-epileptic attack disorder.”  Getting here may have involved being seen by more than one doctor, receiving all sorts of other diagnoses (e.g. epilepsy), taking medications that did nothing to...

New Publication examines how psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES or NEAD) are represented on the Internet.

Many health professionals still hold misconceptions regarding PNES itself. Many still believe that the psychogenic episodes are somehow voluntary in nature. Others are uncertain about prognosis and when it comes to treatment many tend to offer a knee-jerk suggestion of CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) without taking into account that a substantial number of mental health professionals may be trained in CBT but may...

New International Research Project for persons living with PNES (NEAD)

Six months ago, Prof. Markus Reuber and one of his doctoral graduate students launched a research study in which patients diagnosed with PNES and epilepsy were invited to participate in a writing experience that tested whether this helped them feel more in control of their condition and reduce their seizures and improve their quality of life. Now, Dr. Catherine Robson and Prof. Markus Reuber are launching a second...

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