Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

Is Cognitive Functioning in Preschool Children Impaired by Febrile Seizures?

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Topics: Types of Seizures

Learning to Balance Hormone-Sensitive Catamenial Epilepsy

Many seizures can be traced to certain triggers. In the case of catamenial epilepsy in women, the trigger is their menstrual cycle. It is estimated that approximately 10-12% of ...

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Topics: Managing Your Epilepsy

Dissociative Seizures and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Topics: Seizure Research

Can I Substitute Generic Drugs for My Anti-Seizure Medications?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines a generic drug as being “identical, or bioequivalent, to a brand name drug in dosage form, safety, strength, route of ...

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Topics: Anti-Seizure Medications

Predicting Recurrence of Epilepsy in Patients Who Stop Taking Antiepileptic Drugs

A study published in Epilepsy & Behavior in June 2020 has examined the risks associated with patients who withdraw from their antiepileptic drugs to discontinue treatment. ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Studies

What First Responders Need to Know About Seizures

In most cases, first responders such as EMTs or the police do a good job when it comes to dealing with people who are having a seizure. However, there have been cases where they ...

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Topics: Seizure Safety/Resources

Chances of Developing Epilepsy in Your Life Could Be Higher Than You Think

A recent study from the Institute of Medicine has found that one out of 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives. The development of epilepsy tends to be more ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Studies

Reducing the Side Effects of Epilepsy Drugs

Many people who are suffering from epilepsy are able to control their seizures through the use of medication. In fact, between 60% and 70% of people have found success using these ...

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Topics: Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs)

Do Doctors and Patients Talk About Antiseizure Drug Withdrawal

Epilepsy affects millions of people around the world, but many patients can control their seizures with the right anti-seizure medications. Close to 70% of people who take these ...

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Topics: Anti-Seizure Medications

Focal Cortical Dysplasia, a Congenital Cause of Epilepsy

Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is a variety of congenital (present at birth) abnormalities associated with focal epilepsy. FCD affects the development of the cerebral cortex (top ...

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Topics: Causes of Seizures