Emotion dysregulation in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
9 August 2018
A systematic review carried out by lab members Dr Isobel Williams, Dr Liat Levita, and lab collaborator Professor Markus Reuber has recently been published online in Epilepsy and Behavior.
Their review found that psychogenic nonepileptic seizures are associated with emotion dysregulation, with studies suggesting an impairment in patients’ abilities to identify their own emotions. Studies also noted patients had a tendency to select and implement maladaptive regulatory strategies, and that cognitive-affective biases may impede adaptive strategy implementation. Finally, the authors note that regulatory deficits are distributed heterogeneously throughout the population.
Read the full article on Science Direct.