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A strange smell and visions in a 45-year-old man with focal epilepsy
A 45-year-old man with a 5-year history of episodes of smelling a strange odor followed by seeing images of scenes from his childhood, attended our psychiatry department. The patient said that after experiencing the smell and the images, he felt shivery, had...
Alzheimer’s Genes Might Also Raise Odds for Epilepsy
People with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease may have an increased risk of epilepsy, a new study says. And folks with a certain type of epilepsy may have higher odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Having Alzheimer’s was linked to a 5.3% increased...
Recent Epilepsy Study out of Japan: New Treatment Options?
The mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of epilepsy, a neurological disorder characterized by excessive electrical activity in the brain, remain unknown. Now, using a novel radiotracer, researchers from Japan have been able to offer insight into the role of AMPAR...
There are many forms of Epilepsy that affect the person in different ways. Ranging from frequent and violent to infrequent and mild, we will introduce you to the many varieties of this disorder.
Cannabis & Epilepsy
Epilepsy affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, causing frequent and unpredictable seizures that cannot be cured. While long-term drug therapy can help most patients control their seizures, about 30% of cases are resistant to standard treatments.
Shaken Baby Impact Syndrome
SBIS is the medical term used to describe the violent shaking of an infant/baby/child and the injury sustained by that brief moment of violence. This can result in serious brain injury, including seizures, mental retardation and blindness.