Category: "Shaken Baby"

Epilepsy Patients More Likely to Have Been Abused as Children, Study Finds

Epilepsy Patients More Likely to Have Been Abused as Children, Study Finds

Childhood abuse, both sexual and emotional, is more frequently reported in epilepsy patients when compared to the general population, according to the results of a German study. These findings are in agreement with previous studies and highlight the need for additional vigilance on the familiar settings of children with epilepsy.

Epilepsy: It’s more common than many think

Epilepsy: It’s more common than many think

Leslie Henkel wasn’t too concerned at first. It just seemed that her baby girl, Ann, had taken a very long nap. But the child fell asleep again during a play date and appeared to be lethargic. After she fell asleep while eating lunch, Henkel called the doctor and took her daughter to the hospital emergency […]

Valproate Prescribed Four Times More for Those Who Don’t have Epilepsy

Valproate Prescribed Four Times More for Those Who Don’t have Epilepsy

EMORY (US) —Compared to women who have epilepsy, those who don’t are four times more likely to be prescribed an antiepileptic drug that’s known to cause severe birth defects. A recent study shows that prescriptions for the drug valproate have not decreased in recent years, despite awareness of the birth defect and brain damage risk. […]

Share the Love! Help Stop Shaken Baby Impact Syndrome!

Share the Love! Help Stop Shaken Baby Impact Syndrome!

Announcing “Share the Love” – a fundraising campaign for the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida’s shaken baby awareness campaign. Shaken Baby Impact Syndrome (SBIS) is one of the leading causes of infant deaths and acquired forms of epilepsy. Our shaken baby awareness campaign is one of the leading forces in the country helping to spread […]

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