Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

Dravet Syndrome and the Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns

Dravet syndrome causes febrile or afebrile seizures in patients beginning in their first year. Often, those who have DS will find that it evolves to status epilepticus. DS is rare ...

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Topics: Seizure Management

Children and SUDEP

SUDEP is the term used for sudden unexpected death in Epilepsy when no cause of death can be found in an autopsy. According to a meta-analysis, one out of 4,500 children with ...

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Topics: Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)

Epilepsy and Consciousness

It may not be something that many of us stop to consider, but we all experience a wide array of conscious and unconscious moments in each day. Not always experienced as being ...

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Topics: Seizure Research

Functional Seizures and Comorbidities

Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators conducted a large-scale study of electronic health records. The study found that functional seizures were often associated with ...

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Topics: Seizure Research

Does Mindfulness Therapy Work for Epilepsy?

Patients and their doctors work hard to find the best possible methods of dealing with their epilepsy. In the case of some patients, this might mean taking medications to control ...

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Topics: Seizure Management

Rasmussen’s Syndrome in Children

Rasmussen’s syndrome is surrounded by mystery and is a rare form of epilepsy that has features of an autoimmune disorder where immune system cells fight against brain cell ...

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Topics: Pediatric Epilepsy

Avoiding Sleep Deprivation Seizures: Tips to Unwind!

Can lack of sleep cause seizures in people who have epilepsy? Yes! For those whose seizures are triggered by a lack of sleep, it is vital to learn how to put yourself to sleep so ...

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Topics: Managing Your Epilepsy

Stem Cell Therapy: A Potential Treatment for Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a common type of neurological disorder. There is currently no cure for epilepsy, and the treatments tend to be toward managing symptoms. Symptomatic treatments such as ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Treatment

Seizures Without Having Epilepsy

Most people believe that when someone suffers from a seizure that the individual has epilepsy. In many cases this is true, but not always. If you or someone you know has continued ...

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Topics: Psychogenic Non-Eplieptic Seizures (PNES)

Laser Therapy Could Help Children with Resistant Epilepsy

Research has suggested that it’s possible to use a new type of laser therapy as a means to help children who have drug-resistant epilepsy. It’s been shown to be safe and ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Studies