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Two thirds of people don't know what to do if they witness an epileptic seizure - survey - Over 45,000 people in Ireland have epilepsy but most people believe there is a social stigma attached to the condition ...

Epilepsy Explained: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments - Epilepsy is a disorder in which the electrical signaling in the brain is disrupted, causing repeated seizures. Here are its causes, symptoms, and treatments.

How a dog’s natural instincts save a woman with epilepsy - German Shepherd Max uses his instincts and training in Indiana to protect his owner, Tina Stikeleather, when she has seizures.

Artists bring ‘hidden truths’ of epilepsy to light in art exhibition at Marina Park - A Hoag neurologist says art provides outlets for patients to celebrate their ability to overcome epilepsy and create objects of beauty.

Hermantown staff learn to be ‘Seizure Smart’ - The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota wants teachers to recognize the sometimes-subtle signs of a seizure and what to do about them. Lisa Peterson, regional outreach manager at the Epilepsy ...

Girl, 7, with epilepsy walks for Roald Dahl charity - A seven-year-old girl who has epilepsy has walked more than 200,000 steps to help fund more children's nurses. Dixie, who lives in Newark, Nottinghamshire, was diagnosed with the condition after ...

Sail 4 Epilepsy aims to educate and inspire people around the world - Haydon started the non-profit organization Sail for Epilepsy with a mission to inspire people with epilepsy to take " One More Step " towards achieving a fuller life, with the necessary safety ...

Pregnant women with epilepsy have more depression, anxiety symptoms - Depression is often not discernible in people with epilepsy, yet we know that effective management of depression can improve people's quality of life. Researchers have found in a new study ...

Epilepsy treatment now available at NPMC By Dr Gautam Arora MD DM Neurologist - New Delhi, Delhi Sep 19, 2022 (Issuewire.com) - At NPMC we provide complete neurological examination and review ...

Claim PIP for epilepsy and you could get up to £627 each month from the DWP - When someone has epilepsy, it means they have a tendency to have epileptic seizures - anyone can have a one-off seizure, but this doesn’t always mean they have epilepsy. There are many different types ...

Neurofeedback News

Mediaseek's Proprietary Neurofeedback Engine "Alpha Switch" and Its Smartphone Application Mentioned in International Journal - Research article Study details A new treatment strategy using neurofeedback, pharmacotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and exercise therapy was tested in patients with nonspecific low back ...

Mediaseek's Proprietary Neurofeedback Engine... - The synergistic effect of combining cognitive-behavioral therapy and neurofeedback in the early post-chronicity period was particularly high, indicating that neurofeedback plays a role in ...

Neurofeedback study finds evidence that triathletes are better at self-regulating their brain activity - New research suggests that athletes are not only better at self-regulating their physical activity, but also at self-regulating their brain activity. The study, published in the journal Biological ...

Neurofeedback Systems Market to record USD 514.64 Mn growth -- Driven by growing prevalence of neurological diseases - NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The global neurofeedback systems market is concentrated and highly competitive. The market is expected to grow by USD 514.64 million between 2021 and 2026.

Not Getting Enough of This Can Make Your Partner Less Generous, New Study Says - No relationship is smooth sailing all the time. It's both normal and common for couples to experience hard moments here and there, and working through those issues can actually help strengthen a ...

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Antiseizure medications (antiepileptic drugs) in adults: starting, monitoring and stopping - Up to 10% of people living to 80 years of age have one or more seizures; and many will not require anti-seizure medication (ASMs). In 85% of patients, the diagnosis comes from the history of the index event. One-third of patients with an apparent "first seizure" have previous events, changing their diagnosis to epilepsy. Targeted investigations are important for classification and risk predicti...

The Promising Epigenetic Regulators for Refractory Epilepsy: An Adventurous Road Ahead - The attribution of seizure freedom is yet to be achieved for patients suffering from refractory epilepsy, e.g. Dravet Syndrome (DS). The confined ability of mono-chemical entity-based antiseizure drugs (ASDs) to act directly at genomic level is one of the factors, combined with undetermined seizure triggers lead to recurrent seizure (RS) in DS, abominably affecting the sub-genomic architecture ...

Microendoscopic transventricular deep brain stimulation of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus as a safe treatment in intractable epilepsy: A feasibility study - CONCLUSION: We aimed at a better ANT/lead collimation using a vertical transventricular approach under microendoscopic monitoring. This technique permitted to demonstrate the safety and the accuracy of the procedure.

Clinical manifestations of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in children: Experiences from a single center - CONCLUSION: A detailed evaluation of clinical manifestations and medical history is important for the accurate diagnosis of PNES.

Differential regulation of gene expression pathways with dexamethasone and ACTH after early life seizures - Early-life seizures (ELS) are associated with persistent cognitive deficits such as ADHD and memory impairment. These co-morbidities have a dramatic negative impact on the quality of life of patients. Therapies that improve cognitive outcomes have enormous potential to improve patients' quality of life. Our previous work in a rat flurothyl-induction model showed that administration of adrenocor...

Perceived stigma in adults with epilepsy in Sweden and associations with country of birth, socioeconomic status, and mental health - CONCLUSIONS: It is important that the concerns of foreign-born patients are acknowledged and that the focus of seizure control and the detection and treatment of comorbidities are prioritized in the management of epilepsy and perceived stigma.

Science Daily

Brain signal irregularity may provide clues to understanding epileptic process - Researchers propose a new method to differentiate signals from the epileptic focus from those recorded in other parts of the brain without the presence of an epileptic seizure. This technique may help detect epilepsy-induced features from these signals much quicker than conventional analysis techniques.

Breakthrough tech enables seizure localization in minutes - New research introduces a novel network analysis technology that uses minimally invasive resting state electrophysiological recordings to localize seizure onset brain regions and predict seizure outcomes in just 10 minutes.

Antidepressant use during pregnancy not linked to epilepsy in children - A new study suggests that antidepressant use by mothers during the first trimester of pregnancy does not increase the chances of epilepsy and seizures in babies.

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