Psychological Non Epileptic Seizures
Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

An explanation of how Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are not consciously provoked by the PNES patient?

Over the summer, I was reading a book authored by Dr. Michael Trimble “Why Humans Like to Cry: Tragedy, Evolution, and the Brain.” For someone who is seeking to understand how psychogenic non-epileptic seizures occur, the research he discusses in the book is intriguing.  The research he cites offers a sound and reasonable explanation of how these seizures are not consciously “faked” by the patients.  It...