Category: "PNES"

Functional, nonepileptic seizures show structural abnormalities in brain scans, study shows

Functional, nonepileptic seizures show structural abnormalities in brain scans, study shows

For a long time, nonepileptic seizures were not believed to involve structural changes in the brain Functional seizures not caused by epilepsy are associated with structural changes in the brain that can be seen using MRI, a new study shows. Scientist have long understood the nonepileptic seizures as the body’s response to mental stressors, such […]

Trauma and non-epileptic seizures: patients need care

Trauma and non-epileptic seizures: patients need care

ALTHOUGH childhood trauma has long been linked with neurological disorders such as psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES), a recent study has found the severity of trauma is also a key factor in diagnosis. A Melbourne study, recently published on pre-print server MedRxiv, found patients with PNES reported greater frequency of childhood trauma than patients with epilepsy. […]

‘As soon as I get up, my normal vision is gone’: Woman with epilepsy left practically bed-bound by rare focal seizures causing permanent triple vision

‘As soon as I get up, my normal vision is gone’: Woman with epilepsy left practically bed-bound by rare focal seizures causing permanent triple vision

‘It’s quite hard because I’m so bubbly and energetic, but most of the time now I’m actually in bed,’ explains 27-year-old Emilyjane Vernau, from Tillingham. Almost a decade ago her life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with epilepsy. She adds: ‘I don’t think people understand the dangers of epilepsy, because it’s actually […]

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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