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Domino effects and synchrony in seizure initiation - Epilepsy, a neurological disease that causes recurring seizures with a wide array of effects, impacts approximately 50 million people across the world. This condition has been recognized for a long ...

BrainFocus, a computer program to locate the source of epilepsy in the brain - About 50 million people suffer from epilepsy in the world, one-third of whom do not respond to drug treatment. In many cases it is advisable to perform a surgical intervention on the point of the ...

Do you know how to react to a seizure? - For a condition that is very common, many people know very little about how to react to a seizure. There are about a dozen different types of epilepsy. Some people have “grand-mal” seizures, where the ...

Best Life: New procedures help stop seizures for people with epilepsy - Epilepsy affects people of all ages. It’s the fourth most common neurological disorder. But doctors said there are more and more ways to become seizure-free if the medicine doesn’t work. Even though ...

Growing up with epilepsy: Annie’s Story - In this week’s Research Blog, we speak to Young Epilepsy 'Young Rep' Annie. Annie shares her story of what it is like growing up with epilepsy, and the impact it is still having on her as a young ...

How a young Charlotte artist copes with epilepsy, depression | Charlotte Observer - Arelys Ripoll has struggled with depression and epilepsy since childhood. Through art, she’s able to express here emotions.

Seizure free without medications - Epilepsy affects people of all ages. It's the fourth most common neurological disorder. But doctors say there are more and more ways to become seizure ...

Boston study offers new hope for women with epilepsy - For many years, women with epilepsy were warned about becoming pregnant. While doctors and researchers have learned more over time, a new study provides some of the best insight yet.

Maryland legislation aids school children who have seizures - Under legislation before the General Assembly, all Maryland teachers would need to take online seizure recognition coursework every year — provided by the Epilepsy Foundation of America.

Emmerdale epilepsy storyline brings Oldham girl hope - A soap storyline has inspired an Oldham teenager to continue her brave fight against twice-weekly seizures and encouraged her father to climb a mountain at the same time! Tasneem Rahman’s experience ...

Neurofeedback News

Perceiving prosthesis as lighter thanks to neurofeedback - In a study published last year, he and his team showed that wearers of such neurofeedback prostheses can move more safely and with less effort. In a further study, the scientists were now able to ...

Neurofeedback helps leg amputees to perceive the prostheses as lighter - Transmitting sensory signals from prostheses to the nervous system helps leg amputees to perceive prosthesis as part of their body. While amputees generally perceive their prostheses as heavy ...

Shorter Delays Provide More Effective Neurofeedback - HSE University scientists have for the first time in the world investigated the impact of delayed reinforcement signals in neurofeedback (NFB) training. They have experimentally proven that reducing ...

Neurofeedback for the Treatment of Children and Adolescents With ADHD - NF produced a significant improvement in the core symptoms of ADHD, which was equivalent to the effects produced by MPH, based on parental reports. This supports the use of NF as an alternative ...

Psychology Today - My clients can change anxiety, ADHD, autism, or pain with live brain feedback called neurofeedback in online or office visits. Clients control music volume with their calm attention levels.

Medical News Today

What to know about brain atrophy - Brain atrophy can refer to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between these cells. In this article, learn about the symptoms of brain atrophy, as well as some causes and treatments.

What causes uncontrolled laughter in epilepsy? - A thorough investigation into an individual's uncontrolled laughter revealed that the cause was seizures resulting from a rare form of epilepsy.

Can the keto diet treat epilepsy? - The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Here, learn how the keto diet could help reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures.

What to know about epilepsy in children - Epilepsy is a condition that causes seizures. It is relatively common in children. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatments here.

The brain finds a way to adapt, even when we remove half - Some people undergo surgery to remove half of the brain to stop seizures. Evidence suggests that this does not significantly alter brain function.

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Recognition and treatment of status epilepticus in the prehospital setting. - Related Articles Recognition and treatment of status epilepticus in the prehospital setting. Seizure. 2021 Jan 18;86:1-5 Authors: Maier S, Godau J, Bösel J, Rösche J Abstract PURPOSE: We performed this retrospective data bank analysis to evaluate the management of status epilepticus (SE) in the prehospital setting and the possible association o...

Seizure detection devices: Exploring caregivers' needs and wishes. - Related Articles Seizure detection devices: Exploring caregivers' needs and wishes. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 Jan 20;116:107723 Authors: van Westrhenen A, Souhoka T, Ballieux ME, Thijs RD Abstract INTRODUCTION: User preferences for seizure detection devices (SDDs) have been previously assessed using surveys and interviews, but these have not address...

The effect of a seminar on medical students' information acquisition of and attitudes toward epilepsy. - Related Articles The effect of a seminar on medical students' information acquisition of and attitudes toward epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 Jan 20;116:107720 Authors: Yeni K, Tülek Z, Çavuşoğlu A, Bebek N, Gürses C, Baykan B, Gökyiğit A Abstract AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of a brief seminar focusing on medi...

Insights into the real-life experiences of people living with epilepsy: A qualitative netnographic study. - Related Articles Insights into the real-life experiences of people living with epilepsy: A qualitative netnographic study. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 Jan 20;116:107729 Authors: Fazekas B, Megaw B, Eade D, Kronfeld N Abstract A qualitative netnographic study of epilepsy conversations posted on public social media sites over a 12-month period was condu...

The high frequency of chromosomal copy number variations and candidate genes in epilepsy patients. - Related Articles The high frequency of chromosomal copy number variations and candidate genes in epilepsy patients. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2021 Jan 11;202:106487 Authors: Albuz B, Ozdemir O, Silan F Abstract OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy is a chronic brain disease and is estimated to affect more than 50 million people worldwide.Epilepsy is a polygenic an...

Kv1.1 deficiency alters repetitive and social behaviors in mice and rescues autistic-like behaviors due to Scn2a haploinsufficiency. - Related Articles Kv1.1 deficiency alters repetitive and social behaviors in mice and rescues autistic-like behaviors due to Scn2a haploinsufficiency. Brain Behav. 2021 Jan 23;:e02041 Authors: Indumathy J, Pruitt A, Gautier NM, Crane K, Glasscock E Abstract BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and epilepsy are highly comorbid, suggesting p...

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Domino effects and synchrony in seizure initiation - In a brain with a neurological disorder like epilepsy, synchronization between groups of neurons can grow to a dangerous extent when a collection of brain cells begins to emit excess electricity. Researchers used a mathematical model to explore the interplay between neurons that leads to these transitions in synchronization during the onset of seizures.

Functional seizures associated with stroke, psychiatric disorders - In a large-scale study of electronic health records investigators determined the prevalence of functional seizures and characterized comorbidities associated with them. Functional seizures are sudden attacks or spasms that look like epileptic seizures but do not have the aberrant brain electrical patterns of epilepsy. The research team confirmed associations between functional seizures and psyc...

Predicting epilepsy from neural network models - A new study shows how 'tipping points' in the brain, responsible for diseases including epilepsy, can be better predicted by accounting for branches in networks of neurons.

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