New York, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) can have devastating effects on those who develop it . PNES is a serious psychological condition that is still not well understood by doctors or the public. These seizures look very much like epileptic seizures, however they are not triggered by electrical anomalies in the brain but rather by emotional stress. Lorna Myers, Ph.D., has worked with PNES for over ten years and has now written “Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures: A Guide” (ISBN-10 1492881414) to serve as a guide and resource for those living with PNES as well as their caregivers and the professionals who work with them.
“Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures: A Guide” was written to fill the information gap that exists regarding this disorder. It offers essential knowledge about PNES and the tools necessary to take charge of it. As the director of the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group’s PNES Treatment Program, Myers and her team have developed a diagnostic and treatment approach for PNES that she introduces in this book.
In this publication, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are described and discussed in detail: what they are, what causes them, who is most vulnerable. The book includes thorough explanations detailing how trauma, anger, depression, and anxiety can promote and maintain PNES. And most importantly, effective tools are provided that can help those with PNES begin to change the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that keep the condition in play.
“I wrote this book because there was such a profound need for reliable information on this disorder and there was simply nothing out there to help persons with PNES.” says Dr. Myers.
“Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures: A Guide” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
About the Author: Lorna Myers, Ph.D. completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York in 1999 and went on to complete her post-doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology. She is the Director of the Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizure Program and of Clinical Neuropsychology Program at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group in New York and New Jersey. She has published articles on PNES in peer reviewed journals and lectures to patients and healthcare providers nationally and internationally.