Epilepsy and Psychosis May Share Origin
Past studies have shown that schizophrenia and epilepsy have similar structural brain and genetic abnormalities, leading researchers to believe they share a common origin or cause.
Seizure-Free Depends on First Treatment
Having a seizure-free life is a common goal for those living with epilepsy. It often takes several attempts to find the right medication to control seizures and fits.
Epilepsy Hurts Everyone's Sleep
When a child has a chronic illness, it invariably affects the parents' well-being too. With childhood epilepsy, those effects occur not only during the day but during the night as well.
Epilepsy Ups the Odds of Mental Health Problems
An estimated 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy. New research shows that people with epilepsy may be at greater risk of having anxiety, depression, and autism.
The Epilepsy Wristband
Epilepsy affects approximately 50 million people worldwide. Patients sometimes have to stay in a hospital for days in order for doctors to monitor their condition. But a new wristband may make it easier.
Another Paramedic Treatment for Epileptic Seizures
Most seizures come and go quickly on their own, but long-lasting seizures may require drugs to stop them. Help could come faster with an Epi Pen-like injection, according to a new study.
A Faster Way to Treat Seizures
Prolonged seizures, called status epilepticus - a seizure that lasts more than five minutes – are serious, dangerous conditions that require immediate medical attention.
An Added Punch to Combat Seizures
As some who suffer with it know, epilepsy can be difficult. The fear of seizures can itself be exhausting.
Some Hope for Tough Epilepsy Cases
Epilepsy patients can suffer from a variety of symptoms; it's not just about seizures. A drug offers hope for many quality of life improvements, but may pose risks for some patients.
Treating Epilepsy While Pregnant
It has been well established that there is a risk of birth defects in the baby for pregnant women taking the anti-seizure medication phenytoin . Newer anti-epileptic drugs are safer, and a new study aimed to confirm the data.