A recent study that delved into childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) found that the brains of those who suffer from the condition could be disturbed not only during the seizures, but between them too. The researchers, whose findings were published in the Journal of Physiology, believed that even with therapy, the between seizure activity can continue. Some children who suffer from CAE have been found to have issues with cognition, such as attention deficit disorder, and this could be due to the brain activity between seizures.
When it comes to epilepsy research, there are so many different facets and avenues of this condition to study. It can seem as though movement forward and finding answers are slow. Many times, the studies focus on specific types of epilepsy and types of treatment. However, teams such as the one from Baylor College of Medicine and many others around the world are working hard to provide answers that can help, so one day we can have the answers and treatments that are needed.