Category: "Depression"

New study to test tiny magnets for brain disorders

New study to test tiny magnets for brain disorders

Researchers in Glasgow are taking part in a major project to test whether inserting tiny magnets into the brain could offer new way of treating neurological conditions such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. The cross-Europe collaboration is setting out to develop microscopic injectable magnets which they believe could help restore function to damaged neurons through a […]

How a Smartphone Can Help You Cope With Epilepsy

How a Smartphone Can Help You Cope With Epilepsy

Epilepsy looks different depending on the person, but here are some strategies for managing symptoms and staying safe. LANDIS WIEDNER JUN 4, 2021 9:00 AM AS VACCINATION RATES rise and municipalities begin to reopen, remembering simple social behaviors—like making small talk with co-workers or hugging a parent hello—is suddenly baffling. For people with chronic illness like me, […]

Caregiving in functional seizures: “Isolated, alone, helpless”

Caregiving in functional seizures: “Isolated, alone, helpless”

Shannon Guinard had finally booked an appointment with Johns Hopkins Medicine, and she wasn’t going to let it go to waste. Her husband, Eric, had been having seizures for about 16 years, but no one had been able to provide a diagnosis. Guinard believed his seizures were triggered by stress and was often frustrated during […]

Kendal man to walk entire length of Hadrian’s Wall in memory of partner who died from epilepsy

Kendal man to walk entire length of Hadrian’s Wall in memory of partner who died from epilepsy

A Kendal man is walking the entire length of Hadrian’s Wall in memory of his partner who died from epilepsy. Ewan Duff is walking 84 miles without stopping to raise money for SUDEP, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, Action. His partner Rachel Morgan died despite having no formal diagnosis for epilepsy. In January had a […]

How The Vagus Nerve And A Glass Of Water Can Influence Your Mood

How The Vagus Nerve And A Glass Of Water Can Influence Your Mood

You can’t solve life’s problems with icy water, but sometimes it can help. Stress can have a catastrophic effect on the body and it can be hard to find ways to regain control when you’re in the midst of it, but what if something as simple as a cold glass of water could change that? […]

The Link Between Epilepsy and Bipolar Disorder

The Link Between Epilepsy and Bipolar Disorder

Though they impact the brain differently, there is likely a correlation between bipolar disorder and epilepsy. Is epilepsy a mental illness? No, it’s not. But it can place people at a greater risk of having a mood disorder like bipolar disorder. We’re finding more and more that mood disorders and epilepsy co-occur. But there’s still a […]

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