Category: "Depression"

High-ratio CBD effective for seizure control in epilepsy, quality control a challenge

High-ratio CBD effective for seizure control in epilepsy, quality control a challenge

LAS VEGAS — Cannabinoids have been shown to effectively control seizures across the epilepsy spectrum; however, quality control of products remains a challenge, according to a presenter at BRAINWeek 2022. “We’re not really helped by the medical establishment, or government, or anybody else,” Jay Salpekar, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and neurology at Johns Hopkins University School […]

Lipocine Shifts Pipeline Focus to CNS Disorders (Updated)

Lipocine Shifts Pipeline Focus to CNS Disorders (Updated)

Utah-based Lipocine Inc. will undergo a strategic realignment and focus on developing a pipeline of differentiated products for central nervous system (CNS) disorders. The company announced its new focus Monday morning and will aim its Lip’ral oral drug delivery technology at developing oral neuroactive steroids. The announcement was made prior to the release of near-term clinical milestones for […]

Covid: Brain fog more common two years on, study suggests

Covid: Brain fog more common two years on, study suggests

Two years after having Covid-19, diagnoses of brain fog, dementia and epilepsy are more common than after other respiratory infections, a study by the University of Oxford suggests. But anxiety and depression are no more likely in adults or children two years on, the research found. More research is needed to understand how and why […]

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Click on the link below to join https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88326176138?pwd=L0ZCNS9Cd2Jtakp2dDgyRmZxcXhwdz09  

My Take: Several of our heroes lived with disabilities and flourished

My Take: Several of our heroes lived with disabilities and flourished

Independent Living is as American as Apple Pie and Parades on the Fourth of July. Two hundred and forty-six years ago, a document composed by a man with a learning disability changed our nation forever. Historians believe that Thomas Jefferson, the brilliant writer of the Declaration of Independence, had dyslexia. So did our first president, […]

Epilepsy With Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Shows Higher Suicide Risk

Epilepsy With Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Shows Higher Suicide Risk

The presence of concurrent psychogenic nonepileptic seizures increased the odds of hospitalization for first suicide by 152% compared with epilepsy alone. Retrospective data from the UK’s largest tertiary mental health provider showed that a concurrent diagnosis of epilepsy with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) or PNES alone had significantly increased odds of hospitalization due to suicide […]

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