Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

Understanding Simple Partial Seizures?

Many people diagnosed with epilepsy, or the parents of children diagnosed with it, have a lot of questions. One of the more common questions has to do with the symptoms of the ...

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Important Facts to Know About Complex Partial Seizures

Unlike simple partial seizures that affect a single area of the brain, complex partial seizures impact an entire lobe of the brain. Though this means they don't involve the ...

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What Are Simple Partial Seizures?

Any seizure occurs when someone undergoes a disturbance in their brain's normal electrical activity. All brains operate on an amazing number of electrical signals, and if ...

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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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Silent and Hidden: Alzheimer's Seizures

It was more than a decade ago that researchers discovered that mice who had Alzheimer’s disease could also suffer from symptomless, silent seizures. After the researchers ...

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Internal Brain Networks of Patients with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

According to a new study conducted on patients suffering from epilepsy, new findings may help doctors stop epileptic seizures for patients experiencing temporal lobe epilepsy. ...

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Adult Onset Epilepsy: Does Aging Affect Seizures?

More than 570,000 people who are 65 years or older have epilepsy, and adults are the fastest growth group for this disorder. Research from Jacqueline A. French, MD (neurologist at ...

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Do Absence Seizures Affect the Whole Brain?

Until recently, it was believed that the loss of awareness that would occur during absence seizures was localized in certain areas of the brain. A new study has shown that this is ...

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How Do Tonic Seizures & Atonic Seizures Differ?

Those who have family members or friends who suffer from atonic and/or tonic seizures, and even those who were recently diagnosed with seizures might still struggle trying to ...

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Rare Epilepsies: Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Named after Dr. William Lennox and Dr. Henri Gastaut, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) is a severe form of epilepsy that typically develops during early childhood. LGS is usually ...

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