It is obvious that the disease model of mental health, with its accompanying concept of chemical imbalance and drug use, is not succeeding, as we have more individuals suffering from mental health issues than ever before in human history. Although there has been a 400% increase in anti-depressant use alone since the 1990s, with a similar rise in the use of neuroleptics, more and more people are being locked away in mental health institutions and more and more adults and children are being put on dangerous, mind-altering substances . It is high time for a change.
Euphoria may occur during auras of seizures   typically originating in the temporal lobe , but effecting the anterior insular cortex . This euphoria is symptomatic of a rare syndrome called ecstatic seizures,   often also involving mystical experiences .  Euphoria (or more commonly dysphoria ) may also occur in periods between epileptic seizures. This condition, interictal dysphoric disorder , is considered an atypical affective disorder .   Persons who experience feelings of depression or anxiety between or before seizures occasionally experience euphoria afterwards.