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Picking Your Epilepsy Treatment Team

From everydayhealth.com

Proper treatment and management of epilepsy requires a number of different health care specialists. From the medical professionals involved in your initial epilepsy testing and diagnosis to those who file special paperwork with your insurance company and those who help you get the right anti-seizure medications, each person is a…

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Pregnant women with epilepsy 'at greater risk of death, delivery complications'

From medicalnewstoday.com

Pregnant women may have greater risk of adverse complications and death during delivery if they have epilepsy, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology. Researchers found pregnant women with epilepsy are at greater risk of maternal death and delivery complications than those without the disorder.

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What Makes You So Special? It's Time You Found Out.

From psychologytoday.com

How many of us tell ourselves things like this every day? We are more likely to "beat ourselves up" than to verbally abuse someone else, including those we dislike. Studies confirm the ill effects of self-directed hate speech, such as depression, anxiety, and stress.

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Take a Stake in Your Prescriptions

From epilepsy.com

Clearly, the mainstay of modern treatment of epilepsy is antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Many, if not all, of these medications have unique properties. While all of the medicines currently marketed in the U.S. have been evaluated and approved by the U.S.

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To Change a Hurtful Mental Habit, Make "The 4 Decisions"

From psychologytoday.com

Do you suffer from any of these common stressful mental habits? ~Dwelling on possible future disasters or past hurts ~Taking things too personally ~Criticizing yourself ~Working yourself up to a fine anger about a little thing ~Excessive worrying We all harbor thinking patterns like these.

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Facing Epilepsy Stigmas

From huffingtonpost.com

Facing epilepsy stigmas head on is the greatest way to rise above the misinformation hovering around like a dark stormy cloud. Terrible myths have been told about what epilepsy is and about people who live with the condition. Myths such as these can take such a toll on those living…

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You Don't Look Like You Have Epilepsy

From huffingtonpost.com

Not every condition is always visible. I live with epilepsy. I have lived with this condition for going on seven years this December. I was diagnosed with this condition in 2008, four short months after marrying my husband — days before both of our birthdays and two weeks before Christmas.

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Service Dog Keeps Woman With Epilepsy Safe

From nbcphiladelphia.com

Dogs are commonly referred as man's best friend but for one local woman her best friend is keeping her safe. Philadelphia resident Erin Orso has epilepsy and her seizures have worsened as she has aged. Service dogs have been instrumental to her everyday life for the last 13 years.

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Epilepsy patients need a revolution (Opinion) - CNN.com

From cnn.com

These days, it's almost commonplace to learn of successful efforts by parents of children with epilepsy to gain access to medical marijuana for their kids. I have been part of that effort, and I am struck by how dramatically this campaign has highlighted what it's like to live with unremitting…

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