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Is non epileptic seizures a mental illness?

Is non epileptic seizures a mental illness?

PNES are attacks that may look like epileptic seizures but are not caused by abnormal brain electrical discharges. Instead, they are a manifestation of psychological distress. PNES are not a unique disorder but are a specific type of a larger group of psychiatric conditions that manifest as physical symptoms.

Where can I see an epilepsy specialist at the VA?

The Veterans Affairs (VA) Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE) are specialty care centers located at 16 sites across the VA health care system and organized into four regional centers.

Where to get help for psychogenic non epileptic seizures?

The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group provides superb quality of care to patients who suffer from psychogenic non epileptic seizures (PNES, also known as NEAD). A thorough clinical history and in-patient EEG monitoring with continuous video-recording is performed in order to make a definitive diagnosis of PNES (NEAD).

What kind of Doctor do you see for seizures?

Treating seizures successfully requires a team effort between you, your family, and your health care team. For some people, seizures may be easy to diagnose and control. While primary care doctors may be the first type of doctor seen, neurologists or physicians who care for people with neurological disorders should be consulted.

Where can I find other health care professionals in epilepsy?

Find an epilepsy center by searching the database of members of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), a group dedicated to promoting a team approach to epilepsy care. Where can I find other health care professionals in epilepsy care?

The Veterans Affairs (VA) Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE) are specialty care centers located at 16 sites across the VA health care system and organized into four regional centers.

The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group provides superb quality of care to patients who suffer from psychogenic non epileptic seizures (PNES, also known as NEAD). A thorough clinical history and in-patient EEG monitoring with continuous video-recording is performed in order to make a definitive diagnosis of PNES (NEAD).

Where to see a psychiatrist in Northern Virginia?

The Northern Virginia Psychiatric Group is accepting new patients, so request an appointment today for your mental health needs. There are many important forms to fill out prior to your first visit with us.

Find an epilepsy center by searching the database of members of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), a group dedicated to promoting a team approach to epilepsy care. Where can I find other health care professionals in epilepsy care?