Can emotional stress trigger the onset of epilepsy?
Published: 26 Jan 2021
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The conclusion from this study from 2015 was:
"This study provides evidence that some patients (5/1000 patients) began their seizures in the wake of significant life events. The average age at onset of epilepsy is quite late, around age 30, even in the presence of brain lesions. These patients are emotionally and affectively more prone to have consequences of a stressful life event. The recognition and management of such situations may bring significant relief with improvement of the control of epilepsy."
Journal: Epilepsy and Behaviour