Epilepsy is a common neurological condition affecting around 1% of the world's population. It is characterized by the recurrent occurrence of seizures, which are disturbances of the electrical activity in the brain. The type and frequency of seizures vary widely and affect different people in different ways.
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Epilepsy causes vary from person to person, and sometimes doctors say its origin can be a mystery. Sara Eve Fermin, a 33-year-old poet from Union City, New Jersey, remembers the first time she had a seizure. She was shopping at Gap when she suddenly felt her legs buckle.
— Partial seizures, which involve an electrical discharge in a limited area of the brain, come in a variety of forms. Let's look at some common types. A partial seizure begins with an electrical discharge in one limited area of the brain. How a…
— People suffering from long-term depression are at a higher risk of developing epilepsy, a conference has heard.
International studies have found links between depression and epilepsy, Professor Andres Kanner from Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago has told an inaugural epilepsy symposium in Brisbane on Wednesday.
— It's common for older adults in their seventies and eighties, and even in their sixties, to feel confused, forgetful, or like they lost a couple of minutes and can't remember what happened. But that's not a normal part of aging. Often, it can be a sign…
Sudden death, a mysterious and devastating outcome of epilepsy, could result from a brain stem shutdown following a seizure, researchers report today in Science Translational Medicine. Although the idea is still preliminary, it's engendering hope that neurologists are one step closer to intervening before death strikes.
— Kanye West may be under fire for allegedly borrowing the animated intro to his new video "All of the Lights," but there could also be health effects from viewing it as well.
— Almost a third of cerebral malaria survivors developed epilepsy or other behavioral disorders in the most comprehensive study to date of the disease in African children, solidifying the link between malaria and neuropsychiatric disorders that affect hundreds of thousands of children.
— To date, neurobiologists interested in behavior and epilepsy have focused primarily on temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE), in particular, mostly because TLE accounts for the majority of patients with focal epilepsies seen at epilepsy referral centers. For example, in the…
— The high numbers of soldiers who have suffered traumatic brain injuries associated with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan face an array of health challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues. Now a new study highlights another finding: that these soldiers…