Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

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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What Are Some of the Characteristics of Those Who Self-Report Stress Precipitated Seizures?

Many people around the world suffer from the effects of epilepsy and seizures. While there is still a substantial amount of research that needs to be done regarding epilepsy, one ...

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Using Electrophysiological Brain Function Index to Evaluate Athletes With Concussions

Over the course of the last several years, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding head trauma and concussions related to sports. There has been research to help learn ...

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Seizure Symptoms - Confirming a Diagnosis of Epilepsy: Part 3

In Part 1 of this three-part series on seizure symptoms, we learned that symptoms may or may not be helpful in diagnosing epilepsy. That is because the activity, feelings or ...

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Seizure Symptoms - Confirming a Diagnosis of Epilepsy: Part 2

In Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed how a patient’s description of their seizure symptoms can present certain challenges in diagnosing epilepsy. Now, in Part 2, we ...

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Seizure Symptoms - Confirming a Diagnosis of Epilepsy: Part 1

Have you ever wondered why it is so difficult to diagnose a person with epilepsy? What do their symptoms reveal? In this three-part series, we will first discuss why a patient’s ...

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Seizure Like Symptoms but NOT a Seizure: Part 3

In this three-part series we are exploring seizure like events that are misdiagnosed as epilepsy. In fact, 30% of all people diagnosed with refractory epilepsy don’t have it, they ...

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Seizure Like Symptoms but NOT a Seizure: Part 2

In Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed the misdiagnosis of epilepsy in patients who actually have “something else”. According to Selim R. Benbadis, MD, “Approximately ...

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Seizure Like Symptoms but NOT a Seizure: Part 1

Receiving a diagnosis of epilepsy can be devastating. Fortunately, there are many treatment options (both medical and surgical) and support systems available to help. This means ...

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Epilepsy and Memory Loss

If you or a loved one is suffering from epilepsy, you may have noticed bouts of memory loss. While it is a common problem associated with those living with epilepsy, there are a ...

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