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Is Epilepsy Genetic?

Is epilepsy genetic? This is one of the big questions people have, and in some cases, it is. In fact, genetics might have a larger role than previously thought. With all the ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Causes of Seizures

Post-Surgical Seizures: Certain Seizure Onset Patterns Increase Risk

In the field of epilepsy and seizures, there is still a lot to learn. Technology continues to open new avenues of research. In a recent brain dynamics simulation study, published ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Causes of Seizures, Types of seizures

Blood Pressure and Seizures: Can Blood Pressure Trigger Seizures?

Could your blood pressure be causing you to have more seizures? Some recent studies looked at the effects seizures have on respiratory and cardiac functions, and they have found ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Causes of Seizures

Can Seizure Control Be Improved by Reducing Inflammation of the Brain?

New research is showing some promise as the relationships between brain inflammation and epilepsy are explored by researchers around the world.  There is evidence that suggests ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Causes of Seizures, Anti seizure medications

What to Do When Someone Has a Seizure - What to Watch For

When a someone has a seizure, they need your help to be kept safe. They also need a set of eyes to watch and take note of what happened. Do you know what to do when someone has a ...

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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Seizure Symptoms

Epilepsy Treatment: What Are the 4 Levels of Epilepsy Care?

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) describes four levels of epilepsy care, which are outlined in the Guidelines for Essential Services, Personnel, and Facilities ...

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Topics: Seizure Treatment Options, Seizure Management

Epilepsy Mood Disorders: Is Depression More Common than Anxiety?

If you have epilepsy, you probably know that it can make you feel different from others in your peer group. A recent analysis reveals that it is not unusual for those who suffer ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Seizure Management

Photosensitive Seizures: Could Striped Patterns Cause a Seizure?

Those who suffer from photosensitive seizures know that there are certain triggers they need to avoid the reduce the risk of having a seizure. We know there is a link between ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Causes of Seizures, Types of seizures

Silent and Hidden: Alzheimer's Seizures

It was more than a decade ago that researchers discovered that mice who had Alzheimer’s disease could also suffer from symptomless, silent seizures. After the researchers ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Seizure Treatment Options

Long Term Effects of Sepsis Include Higher Risk of Seizures

Research into seizures often leads to some surprising discoveries, and sometimes to even more questions. One piece of research discussed at the 2017 American Academy of Neurology ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research

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