A systematic review carried out by lab members Dr Isobel Williams, Dr Liat Levita, and lab collaborator Prof Markus Reuber has recently been published online in Epilepsy & 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.
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