Psychological Non Epileptic Seizures
Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

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...

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....

With all the exceptional research being conducted on PNES/NEAD, is this seriously the article that was chosen to be highlighted by the Epilepsy Foundation of America (EFA) in their effort to address the PNES topic?

I remember like it was yesterday, while still a fellow in training, an attending doctor said: Lorna, when you start publishing in the future, make sure you don’t just publish noise. When I asked what he meant by that, he explained that too many articles published in scientific journals are just noise, static like on the radio, and that they have little or no value. This week, I ran across an article on PNES that...

Important Announcement: New research study recruiting adults diagnosed with psychogenic seizures (PNES) or non-epileptic attack disorder (NEAD)

Although psychogenic seizures are definitely not a new disorder and are certainly a grave and often severely disabling health problem, there are painfully few new research studies that examine novel treatment options that might benefit persons suffering from PNES. So, I was especially pleased when I heard about this new project that is being conducted out of the UK by none other than Dr. Markus Reuber. Who is Dr....

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures was prominently featured at the American Epilepsy Society Meeting (AES) in Seattle, WA in December 2014

The condition of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures has for a very long time been a bit of an orphan in the health field.  It can take up to seven years on average to receive the right diagnosis and even once it is made, too often the patients experience a “ping pong effect” of being referred from neurology to psychiatry/psychology only to be sent back to neurology and back and forth.  There are so many things...

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