Psychological Non Epileptic Seizures
Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) awareness has taken off in 2014: new book on PNES, PNES/ non-epileptic attack disorder awareness colors, PNES conference hosted by NEREG

The year 2014 has been very important for the raising of awareness and education about psychogenic non-epileptic seizure (PNES).  On January, Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures: A Guide was published and has now sold almost 400 copies.  Some patients and family members decided to share this book with their neurologists and mental health professionals and wrote me to say that the health care professionals have...

The stigma of psychogenic non epileptic seizures (PNES) is still with us

The topic for this month’s post came to me after finding a thread of comments made by emergency medical professionals (EMPs) about psychogenic non epileptic seizures (http://www.emtlife.com/showthread.php?p=299085).  It was saddening to read how EMPs talked about how they are often berated by hospital staff for bringing in patients with non epileptic seizures. I hope reading this moves you to want to do something...