Category: "Childhood Epilepsy"

Seizure Frequency Predicts Neuropsychiatric Outcomes in BECTS

Seizure Frequency Predicts Neuropsychiatric Outcomes in BECTS

Findings from a large prospective study presented at the 2017 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, December 1-5, in Washington, DC, suggest that total number of seizures in children with benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS), not age at first seizure, is predictive of neuropsychological outcomes.   Age at first seizure was not an accurate […]

CBD oil reduced toddler’s seizures. Still, state threatened to take away child, mother says

CBD oil reduced toddler’s seizures. Still, state threatened to take away child, mother says

The parents of a 20-month-old girl say Indiana child welfare authorities threatened to take the child away from them because they chose to treat her epilepsy with a legal cannabis extract.   Lelah Jerger, the child’s mother, said personnel at Riley Hospital for Children reported her to Indiana’s Child Protective Services after she and her husband decided […]

Interim Survey Results Demonstrate Impact on Siblings of Children Suffering from Severe Epilepsy

Interim Survey Results Demonstrate Impact on Siblings of Children Suffering from Severe Epilepsy

“In a recently conducted survey by the Dravet Syndrome Foundation, 74 percent of caregivers expressed concerns about the emotional impact on siblings of children with Dravet syndrome, and the interim results from the Sibling Voices Survey are a significant advancement in our understanding of the far-reaching implications that severe childhood epilepsies have on the lives […]

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