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.