Psychological Non Epileptic Seizures
Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

Psychogenic non epileptic seizures and PTSD

According to an article by PNES specialist, Dr. Marcus Reuber (2008), 90% of PNES sufferers have a history of trauma. Not surprisingly, many present with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This means that they have intrusive symptoms (e.g. nightmares, memories), avoidance behavior (of reminders), and hyperarousal symptoms (e.g. startle response, hypervigilance for danger). Research of PTSD suggests...