The T.L.E. I experienced as a child was characterized by confusion and compounded by ignorance and
minimization of the disease by those around me. Later in my life the neurological tests done in
order to obtain some clarity yielded little useful information. (Neuropsychological testing has been
the exception.) Alcoholism also existed in my family adding other ingredients to the pot. What is
neurological and what is psychological? How do emotions and disease interrelate? Can fear cause or
predispose one to seizures or is the anxiety mainly a symptom of the T.L.E.?