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Epilepsy Education Group Helps Patients Cope With Isolation, Anger

From neurologyadvisor.com

Group education may be beneficial for improving self-management in epilepsy. Participation in expert-led interactive group discussions with other people with epilepsy may encourage self-acceptance and changes in self-management in patients with poorly controlled epilepsy, according to findings from a small qualitative study published in Epilepsia.

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13 days

Epilepsy Patients Who Have Early Surgery Lead Better Lives, Study Says

From epilepsynewstoday.com

Doctors should recommend surgery for epilepsy patients as early as possible, before their symptoms affect brain function and quality of life, according to research in Sweden. A key finding was that the earlier the surgery, the better chance the patient has of becoming symptom-free.

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1 month

Pfizer fined $106M for 2600% price hike on epilepsy drug

From usatoday.com

A British regulator has hit U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer with a record $107 million fine for imposing a 2600% price hike on an anti-epilepsy medication, the latest episode in widening public controversy over prescription drug prices. New York-based Pfizer broke a competition law by "charging excessive and unfair prices" in…

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3 months

5 Things You Didn't Know About Epilepsy - DrexelNow

From drexel.edu

Though it's the fourth most common neurological disease in the United States - affecting 1 in 26 people - epilepsy is also one of the most stigmatized. Hear the word "seizure," and you might picture a dramatic scene: A person's eyes roll to the back of the head as he…

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4 months

A virtual brain helps decrypt epilepsy

From medicalxpress.com

Researchers at CNRS, INSERM, Aix-Marseille University and AP-HM have just created a virtual brain that can reconstitute the brain of a person affected by epilepsy for the first time. From this work we understand better how the disease works and can also better prepare for surgery.

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7 months

Laser Surgery for Epilepsy Helps Teen With 20 Seizures a Day

From usnews.com

Collin May was a terrific 17-year-old who yearned for independence, adult responsibilities and driving privileges just like any other teen. But with 20 seizures a day, these goals were problematic. Since he first began experiencing epilepsy at age 8, May explored all avenues including eight different medications, medical marijuana and…

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19 days

People with Epilepsy Describe How They Feel Just Before a Seizure | VICE | Canada

From vice.com

According to the World Health Organisation, there are approximately 50 million people living with a form of epilepsy. It's one of the world's most common neurological disorders. Medical researchers still aren't certain what causes the epilepsy, instead preferring to label it as a range of different diseases brought under one…

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3 months

Thousands of women took Sanofi epilepsy drug despite risk to fetuses: media

From foxnews.com

More than 10,000 pregnant women in France took Sanofi's anti-epilepsy drug Depakine between 2007 and 2014 although the risk of fetus malformation was known, according to a study quoted by French satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaine. The weekly reported that the French health ministry had delayed publication of the study…

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7 months

My Biggest Regret After I Was Diagnosed With Epilepsy at 14

From themighty.com

I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 14 years old. My seizures were non-convulsive, so I felt "lucky" that no one could knowingly see my seizures. With my non-convulsive seizures, I'd have a spasm but was fully awake and aware. I tried to hide it as long as possible.

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7 months