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Stress Seizures

Stress is a very common trigger for seizures in epileptics. Although, what may be stressful to one person may not be stressful to another, as stress is unique to each person. ...

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Topics: Stress Induced Seizures, Research Epilepsy

Neural Patterns Could Be Important to Understanding PTSD and Other Disorders

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine were recently the first to identify an “imbalance in the key neural pathway that explains how some people reactivate negative ...

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Topics: PTSD and Seizures, Research Epilepsy

Congenital Cause of Epilepsy: Focal Cortical Dysplasia

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: Research Epilepsy

New Study on Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

A new study from the Naegele laboratory at Wesleyan was recently released. This study looked at whether it might be possible for neural stem cell transplantation to reduce ...

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Topics: Research Epilepsy

Minimizing the Risk of SUDEP

Living with epilepsy of any kind may bring serious effects to one’s health and quality of life. Epilepsy makes simple day-to-day tasks and turns them into potential risks. On top ...

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Topics: SUDEP, Research Epilepsy

What are Common Side Effects of Anti-Seizure Medications?

For those with serious seizure conditions, anti-seizure medications are necessary to prevent equally serious health problems. But as with any type of medication, there can be a ...

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Topics: Antiepileptic Drugs, Research Epilepsy

Emory Brain Health Center Uses Deep Brain Stimulation

Recently, deep brain stimulation (DBS) was approved for commercial use in certain patients. Those patients who are suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy and who cannot find ...

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Topics: Research Epilepsy

PTSD and TBI Can Cause Epilepsy in Veterans

When a seizure is not caused by epilepsy, it is often psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES). Typically featuring fainting spells, uncontrolled movement and symptoms that are ...

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Topics: PTSD and Seizures, Research Epilepsy

Family History of Epilepsy and Consanguinity: The Roles they Play for Epilepsy Patients

A recent pilot study, conducted by Sana’a University and Thamar University, looked into the roles family history of epilepsy and consanguinity play in patients suffering from ...

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Topics: Research Epilepsy

Epilepsy Can Affect Four Body Systems

Anyone who suffers from epilepsy or has a loved one with epilepsy knows that it can take a massive toll on the body. Although epilepsy is a brain disorder, you will find there are ...

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Topics: Research Epilepsy

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