Day 13: Emotional Seizures

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Emotional seizures originate from the section of the brain controlling emotions.  These do have a distant connection to psychogenic seizures which I covered on Day 5.

The symptoms of these seizures manifest in acute feelings which occur very suddenly and which cannot be controlled.  They may take the form of fear, laughter, crying, anger, joy, happiness and other such similar changes.

These often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions which have closely related characteristics such as depression, ADHD, bipolar and sleep disorders.  It is well known that stress in its own right can induce seizures, I will be be the first one to stand up and be living proof of that; for other emotional responses to be classed as seizures it seems  a perfectly natural phenomenon.

Photo courtesy of http://seizures.dolyan.com/my-experience-with-pseudo-seizures/
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