Triggers of PNES attacks

Psychogenic Non Epileptic Seizures Information


What triggers non epileptic attacks?


Triggers of Psychogenic non-epileptic seizure (PNES or NEAD) attacks are those that arise from psychological (emotional) processes; these are the most common type of non-epileptic attacks.

Triggers for PNES (or NEAD) can be finding oneself in a situation that causes strong negative emotion, being placed in a situation that is unsettling and overwhelming, or being reminded of negative past experiences.

 

 

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