Psychological Non Epileptic Seizures
Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

Hatred: the fuel in some psychogenic seizures?

Today’s blog is the result of a profound series of conversations I recently had with someone.  We were talking about a harmful emotion that can result from experiencing abuse: Hatred. Hatred is different than anger.  Anger is an emotion.  It is, like all other emotions; it’s neither right or wrong nor good or bad.  It simply is.  In fact, anger serves an important purpose. It signals that something is...

Psychogenic non epileptic seizures and anger: target for treatment

Research shows that a very high number of persons with PNES have suffered abuse in the past (see past blog posts). And experiences of abuse go along with distress and fear. So, PNES is commonly seen as fueled by anxiety and fear by clinicians. However, I am sure you have heard of the “fight or flight” response that gets activated when we encounter danger. This response ensures that our body and brain get ready...