Category: "Childhood Epilepsy"

ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Seizure Risk

ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Seizure Risk

Medication for ADHD does not increase the risk for seizures in people with epilepsy, according to the results of a study published in the February issue of the journal Epilepsia. The research used data from three Swedish registries, identifying more than 21,000 people with a history of seizures born between 1987 and 2003. From this group, researchers identified […]

EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance

EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance

Elizabeth Delacruz can’t crawl or toddle around like most youngsters nearing their second birthday. Photo: Carmen Mejia holds her daughter Elizabeth, who metabolic disorder causes her frequent seizures.  Photo Credit: UT Southwestern A rare metabolic disorder that decimated her mobility has also led to cortical blindness – her brain is unable to process images received […]

Epilepsy Characterized as Congenital Heart Disease Complication

Epilepsy Characterized as Congenital Heart Disease Complication

A high overall incidence of epilepsy in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and a markedly higher incidence in those with perioperative clinical seizures (CS) prompted a neurocardiology team to call for increased perioperative electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring. “The last decades have been marked by considerable advances in perioperative care of children undergoing congenital heart surgery,” study co-author Nancy Poirier, MD, Division […]

Boy, 2, is diagnosed with rare form of epilepsy after he cried for 15 hours straight and suffered painful bouts of hiccups and hysterical LAUGHTER

Boy, 2, is diagnosed with rare form of epilepsy after he cried for 15 hours straight and suffered painful bouts of hiccups and hysterical LAUGHTER

A two-year-old boy has a rare form of epilepsy that left him in tears for 15 hours straight and triggered painful outbursts of hiccups and hysterical laughter for six months. Jack Trotter was born in Atlanta, Georgia July 2016 – a seemingly healthy baby after a smooth birth. But a day after his mother Leah, […]

Pediatric epilepsy, febrile seizures raise neuropsychiatric risk

Pediatric epilepsy, febrile seizures raise neuropsychiatric risk

Children who have epilepsy or febrile seizures may have increased risk for later neuropsychiatric conditions. Neuropsychiatric conditions are mental disorders that are typically attributed to diseases that originate from the nervous system. These diseases greatly impair the health of those affected by them and impact their ability to learn, work, and emotionally cope.  Common neuropsychiatric disorders include seizures, attention […]

Depression Screening in Teens With Epilepsy Feasible, Effective

Depression Screening in Teens With Epilepsy Feasible, Effective

Establishing a depression screening protocol for young epilepsy patients is feasible and effective and helps fill an unmet need, new research shows. “We’re trying to make other clinics aware that screening is feasible; it’s easy to do, even in a large volume clinic,” study investigator and pediatric psychologist Hillary Thomas, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, […]

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