Men and Women with PNES

Psychogenic Non Epileptic Seizures Information

Is it more common in men or women?

Although PNES can occur in both genders, it is more common in women (out of 10 individuals who develop PNES, between 6 to 9 are women).

Although there are no confirmed reasons for this gender differential, it is suspected that because women tend to suffer more traumatic experiences in their lifetime and trauma is associated with PNES, this may result in greater numbers of women who develop this condition.