Should KLS be given specific attention in the DSM V? My own experience attempting to deal with this syndrome revealed just how wide the cracks are between the mental health and other health communities. I was extensively tested in a teaching psychiatric hospital, but when nothing “physical” was discovered to account for my strange behavior, the determination was that I was mentally ill. Indeed, after that nothing physical was considered. Perhaps that made it easier to qualify for SSI, I don’t know, however, it was clear that I was disabled. When I realized I was going into some kind of remission (after several years of disability), I made every effort to get back into the world. I contacted the local government-affilitated Office of Rehabilitation, where the worker assigned to me regarded me with great suspicion. How could I function if I was in fact permanently disabled. Darned if I knew. I was afraid he was going to call for some kind of investigation of my SSI status which only added to the intense anxiety I was already experiencing trying to test whether I could come back. Anyway, the point is that with better understanding of this condition, better “life needs support” can be provided along with realistic guidance back into functioning society when the episodes finally wane. In addition, some mental health understanding of this condition would help struggling patients like myself who presented with classic symptoms of KLS to totally clueless psych. drs. I could not make anyone understand which resulted in total frustration all the way around. (I’ve talked about my attempts to get help from the physical health community in other posts). By the way, I recently was given a copy of “My Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. I have not experienced the “right brain euphoria” she describes, however, I do recognize her description of watching her “brain” profoundly changing. Are KLS episodes some kind of non-permanent “stroke” activity leaving the left-brain aware but unable to exert meaningful control over the KLS-affected brain?