Category: "Causes"

Be Alert To Social Media Posts Of Epilepsy Patients: It May Contain Warning Of Impending Death

Be Alert To Social Media Posts Of Epilepsy Patients: It May Contain Warning Of Impending Death

A study has found that how people behave on their social media could be a warning sign for people at risk of dying due to an epileptic seizure. Several studies have shown that at least one epileptic person dies for every thousand people suffering from epilepsy. But many deaths happen suddenly. Sudden Unexpected Death in […]

Patient History – He survived an avalanche, then the 25-year-old developed very special symptoms

Patient History – He survived an avalanche, then the 25-year-old developed very special symptoms

  It all started with an avalanche in the Alps. A 25-year-old man who was on a ski vacation was buried under an avalanche, resulting in about 15 minutes as the brain received less oxygen than usual. Oxygen is absolutely essential to the brain, and a lack of oxygen for just a few minutes can […]

Drinking a Risk Factor for Epilepsy?

Drinking a Risk Factor for Epilepsy?

  Drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of new-onset epilepsy, with greater consumption tied to greater risk, but more research is needed before any definitive conclusions can be drawn. Results of an updated meta-analysis are consistent with those of a previous meta-analysis but contrast with some prior cohort studies. “Further large cohort studies of […]

Why epilepsy affects children under five

Why epilepsy affects children under five

Epilepsy, also called seizure disorder, is a brain condition that causes a child to have seizures. A condition of the nervous system that mainly affects children under five years of all races and ethnic backgrounds. Some children outgrow their seizures by the time they are teenagers while others have life-long challenges. A seizure occurs when […]

Overview of Gelastic Seizures

Overview of Gelastic Seizures

Seizures are periods of abnormal electrical activity in your brain that can cause changes to your: consciousness behavior feeling memory physical movements The most common cause of seizures is epilepsy, which affects about 3 million adults and 470,000 children in the United States. Epilepsy is characterized by reoccurring seizures not caused by an underlying medical condition, […]

Seizure Phobia a ‘Distinct Anxiety Disorder’ in Epilepsy

Seizure Phobia a ‘Distinct Anxiety Disorder’ in Epilepsy

Seizure phobia occurs in nearly one-third of people with epilepsy (PWE), but was mainly associated with variables not related to epilepsy, based on data from 69 adults. Anxiety and depression are known to affect quality of life in epilepsy patients, and previous studies have shown that anticipatory anxiety of epileptic seizures (AAS) was present in 53% of patients with focal epilepsy, […]

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