Psychological Non Epileptic Seizures
Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

Why do Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) become chronic for so many?

For the past year or so I have had a survey up on www.nonepilepticseizures.com homepage.  It asks: How long have you been suffering non-epileptic episodes? 109 responses were received.  Note that this is not a scientific survey that is based on those who wished to respond. Over 40% reported that PNES has been part of their life for over 5 years!  Thirty-seven percent reported that PNES has been part of their life...

A sad truth: Standard care of psychogenic non epileptic seizures in the US is deficient and how to make this better

There are three major weaknesses in the standard care of PNES: 1) It takes on average 7 years to correctly diagnose the condition; 2) Psychiatry and psychology are woefully ignorant about psychogenic non epileptic seizures (PNES) and unprepared to treat despite PNES being a psychological condition; 3) Although inpatient epilepsy monitoring centers throughout the US evaluate and diagnose up to 20-30% of their...