Seizures can be scary for parents and children, but researchers from the Netherlands have developed a new model that can help determine the risk of epilepsy and guide future clinical pathways. Eric van Diessen, MD, PhD For children who have had 1 or more seizures, the model may help to determine the risk a child […]
“Many individuals are being treated for epilepsy who do not actually have this disorder”, so says Peter Crino, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) are common and may account for up to 20% of people being treated for epilepsy. PNES are […]
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, […]
For people with severe epilepsy, no medication is effective – but a radical approach of implanting stem cells into the brain could stop seizures at their source. The technique, which has so far shown promise in rats, would involve taking some of a patient’s own skin cells and turning them into embryonic-like stem cells in the lab. […]
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 […]
More than 2% of children with West syndrome, temporal lobe epilepsy, or Panayiotopoulos syndrome initially were misdiagnosed with gastrointestinal disorders, according to the results of a large single-center retrospective study.