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People with epilepsy can lead full, regular lives

People with epilepsy can lead full, regular lives

Individuals with epilepsy can lead full, regular lives, including having children, an active social life and a rewarding career, although it is important for their health that they seek and receive appropriate care on a timely basis, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic. His message reflects the focus of International Epilepsy Day […]

Functional Seizure Patients Face Surprisingly High Mortality

Functional Seizure Patients Face Surprisingly High Mortality

The death rate for patients with functional, nonepileptic seizures is higher than expected, with a rate comparable to epilepsy and severe mental illness, a Michigan Medicine-led study finds. A team of researchers reviewed data from 700 patients who were diagnosed with functional seizures, also called psychogenic or nonepileptic seizures, between 2014 and mid-2023 and followed […]

Teens With Epilepsy Face Higher Odds for Eating Disorders

Teens With Epilepsy Face Higher Odds for Eating Disorders

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter Key Takeaways Teens with epilepsy are more likely to have an eating disorder than other kids, a new survey finds About 8.4% of teens treated for epilepsy had an eating disorder, compared to the national average of 2.7% Anorexia was more common than bulimia or binge eating among epileptic teens […]

Individuals with severe mental illness are at higher risk of experiencing physical multimorbidity

Individuals with severe mental illness are at higher risk of experiencing physical multimorbidity

A new study published in BMJ Mental Health has found that individuals with severe mental illness are almost twice as likely to report physical multimorbidity, emphasizing the critical importance of addressing the intersection between mental and physical health. The research, led by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in collaboration with the University of Cambridge’s Biomedical Research Centre, involved […]

The Evolution of Epilepsy Care: Embracing New Perspectives on Travel and Mental Well-being

The Evolution of Epilepsy Care: Embracing New Perspectives on Travel and Mental Well-being

Epilepsy, a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures, affects millions of people worldwide. According to recent research conducted by Priti Vishwakarma, an epilepsy specialist, there are approximately 17 different types of epilepsy, each requiring distinct care and precautionary measures. Understanding the importance of knowledge, Vishwakarma emphasizes the significance of educating oneself about the condition. Instead […]

DIAGNOSING SEIZURES IS KEY TO TREATMENT

DIAGNOSING SEIZURES IS KEY TO TREATMENT

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 out of 10 people will have a seizure during their lifetime. Most of these seizures will be epileptic seizures, which are caused by unusual brain activity that includes simultaneous firing of brain cells. The other type of seizures are non-epileptic seizures or attacks […]

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