What Is Epilepsy?
The term epilepsy describes a spectrum of neurological disorders causing seizures. During a seizure the normal pattern of neuronal activity in the brain is suddenly disturbed, producing symptoms ranging from strange sensations, emotions, and behavior to convulsions, muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness.
What Are Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures?
Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) or episodes are behavioral events that resemble epileptic seizures. PNES are very real and can be as limiting as epilepsy. PNES are often caused by overwhelming emotional distress and can be accompanied by symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and/or anger.