Category: "PNES"

What Happens To Your Body When You Have A Seizure

What Happens To Your Body When You Have A Seizure

Watching a loved one have a seizure or experiencing one of your own can be extremely frightening. There’s an association between seizures and epilepsy, but the World Health Organization (WHO) clarifies that a single seizure doesn’t necessarily indicate epilepsy. A formal diagnosis of epilepsy is given when a person experiences at least two unexpected seizures. There […]

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

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Epilepsy With Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Shows Higher Suicide Risk

Epilepsy With Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Shows Higher Suicide Risk

The presence of concurrent psychogenic nonepileptic seizures increased the odds of hospitalization for first suicide by 152% compared with epilepsy alone. Retrospective data from the UK’s largest tertiary mental health provider showed that a concurrent diagnosis of epilepsy with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) or PNES alone had significantly increased odds of hospitalization due to suicide […]

ADHD and Epilepsy: Is There a Link?

ADHD and Epilepsy: Is There a Link?

Research has helpful insights on why ADHD and epilepsy often occur together and how to approach treatment. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and epilepsy often occur together. People living with ADHD have an increased risk of seizures. ADHD is the most common co-occurring condition with epilepsy, with 1 in 5 adults with epilepsy self-reporting symptoms of ADHD. For comparison, 4.4% […]

Understanding Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: Diagnosis to Treatment

Understanding Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: Diagnosis to Treatment

Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) is the most prevalent type of functional neurological disorder (FND), affecting 2-33 individuals per 100,000 population. Onset of PNES typically occurs during teen years or young adulthood, with higher rates observed in women compared to men. These events “consist of paroxysmal alterations in motor, sensory, autonomic, or cognitive functions that are […]

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