Psychological Non Epileptic Seizures
Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

Psychogenic non epileptic seizures: difficulties in reading emotions accurately

In a 2005 article in Epilepsy and Behavior Journal Bewley et. al. reported that just over 90% of PNES sufferers scored positive for “Alexithymia.” What is alexithymia? It is a difficulty: 1) Identifying your own feelings 2) Distinguishing between emotional feelings and the bodily sensations that go along with emotion. 3) Describing feelings to other people This does not mean you can’t feel but rather may have...