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How to Respond When a Friend Has a Seizure

Do you have a friend or a loved one who suffers from seizures? Even if you may not know anyone who currently suffers, you may meet someone who has epilepsy. Three million adults, ...

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Topics: Types of seizures, What to do during a seizure, Generalized Seizures, Focal Seizures, Living with epilepsy

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

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, Types of seizures, Causes of Seizures

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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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Types of seizures, Seizure Symptoms

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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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Types of seizures, Seizure Symptoms

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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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Types of seizures, Seizure Symptoms

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

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

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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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Causes of Seizures, Veterans with Seizures, Types of seizures

Understanding the New Epilepsy Seizure Classification System

Those who have seizures or who have loved ones who suffer from epilepsy will want to know the 2017 revised classification of seizures set forth by the International League Against ...

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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Types of seizures

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