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Is this a seizure? Or is it normal? - I am 15 and I have not been diagnosed with epilepsy of any kind. However sometimes when I sleep, I wake up with my muscles aching everywhere. I would be so tired, and I wouldn't be able to concentrate ...

Worrying about my boyfriend who just had his first seizure - My boyfriend just had a seizure for the first time early monday morning. He is 23 and had some issues when he was a baby but since then nothing. When the doctors checked out his brain they discovered ...

Woman diagnosed with epilepsy in her 30s says it's pushed her to 'live her life' - ‘I think having epilepsy was that push for me to say “live your life,”’ says 35-year-old Grace Upcraft, who was diagnosed with the condition in 2020. Grace is sharing her positive story for ...

Epilepsy awareness: Debunking seizure symptom myths - Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the United States and can impact women and men. An estimated 3.4 million people in the U.S. have epilepsy, but there are countless ...

A Potential Treatment for Epilepsy - Researchers studying a common form of epilepsy have made an important discovery about a process within the brain's hippocampus that appears to modulate seizure activity and suggests a possible new ...

New and engaging novel about epilepsy by Louise Fein, ‘The Hidden Child’ - Louise Fein’s second novel, The Hidden Child, is available to buy now. The book is based on in-depth research and the author’s personal experience of having a child with epilepsy. In Louise's blog ...

Lacosamide safe, effective for childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes - Lacosamide monotherapy for the treatment of childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes was well tolerated and resulted in significantly reduced seizures, according to a study published in Brain and ...

National Epilepsy Week 2022 - May and this year epilepsy charities in the UK are focusing on both the important role that families, friends, colleagues and healthcare professionals play in supporting people with epilepsy, and also ...

UAB does first radiofrequency ablation for epilepsy in Alabama - Radiofrequency ablation precisely delivers heat energy that can destroy lesions within the brain that are the cause of seizures.

Celebrities living with epilepsy - Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes mild to severe seizures in its sufferers. It is possible that anyone may suffer an unexplained seizure during their lifetime, but an epilepsy diagnosis ...

Neurofeedback News

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 - Neurofeedback therapy typically consists of once-a-week sessions for an average of 20 weeks. Some people need fewer sessions, while others require more. While you are sitting in a chair, the ...

Neurofeedback Market Size, Share, Revenue, Gross Margin, Segment and Forecast to 2028 - Neurofeedback market report is drawn from incredibly reliable sources such as websites, annual reports of the companies, white papers, journals, newspapers, and mergers. Moreover, this market ...

Next-generation neurofeedback device Market Competitive Analysis with Growth Forecast till 2028 - Next-generation neurofeedback market is attracting investors and medical device manufacture’s interest as a new profitable revenue generation venture. Next-generation neurofeedback devices only help ...

Do You Shake for No Reason? You Might Have Essential Tremor - Essential tremor “is one of the most common neurological conditions, affecting about 5% of people over age 60. It may affect as many as 7 million people in the United States, according to a 2014 study ...

Medical News Today

PubMed

HAP1 interacts with 14-3-3 to regulate epileptic seizure via GABAAR-mediated inhibitory synaptic transmission in pentylenetetrazole rat model - Disruption of γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptors (GABA(A)Rs) synaptic clustering and a decrease number in the plasma membrane are thought to contribute to the alteration in the balance between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission in the epilepsy. Thus, it is important to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that regulate the stabilities of surface GABA(A)Rs populations as well as their c...

Diagnostic value of high-frequency oscillations for the epileptogenic zone: A systematic review and meta-analysis - CONCLUSIONS: Fast ripples are a biomarker of the EZ with moderate diagnostic accuracy; in contrast, ripples are not as effective.

Clinical implementation of ketogenic diet in children with drug-resistant epilepsy: Advantages, disadvantages, and difficulties - CONCLUSIONS: Despite increasing availability and good efficacy, long-term adherence to KD was difficult. Compliance issues appeared to be prominent. Enhancing food taste and patient support can help to improve the retention rate.

Efficacy, tolerability and pharmacokinetic variability of brivaracetam in adults with difficult-to-treat epilepsy - CONCLUSION: After > 1 year of treatment with BRV, we found a responder rate of 48% in adult patients with difficult-to-treat epilepsy. The drug was largely well tolerated, but one third experienced psychiatric adverse effects. The combination of clinical and pharmacokinetic data provides insight into factors contributing to efficacy and tolerability of new ASMs.

Ictal paraphasia as an atypical manifestation of temporal lobe epilepsy - Language disturbances are common manifestations of non-convulsive seizures in focal epilepsy. Ictal aphasia and speech arrest are the most representative. On the other hand, ictal paraphasia is a rare clinical manifestation of dominant temporal lobe epilepsy, with few cases reported in the literature. We describe a 73-year-old woman with focal onset unaware seizures presenting with phonemic par...

La Crosse Virus Neuroinvasive Disease in Children: A Contemporary Analysis of Clinical/Neurobehavioral Outcomes and Predictors of Disease Severity - CONCLUSIONS: Severe disease was observed frequently among children with LACV-ND. Seizures and AMS at presentation were independent predictors of severe disease. EEG may help determine long-term epilepsy risk. Long-term neurobehavioral issues are frequent and likely under-recognized among children with LACV-ND.

Science Daily

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.

Some shunts used after epilepsy surgery may risk brain shifting and chronic headaches - A new study associates some types of shunts used after epilepsy surgery with brains shifting toward the side of the skull.

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