Category: "Depression"

Epilepsy’s long-term effects extend beyond seizures, impacting relationships and mental health

Epilepsy’s long-term effects extend beyond seizures, impacting relationships and mental health

Epilepsy presents with a myriad of symptoms. loss of consciousness jerking of hands and legs, falls, and frothing from the mouth, loss of bowel and bladder control are classical symptoms. The enduring effects of epilepsy reach beyond seizures, affecting interpersonal relationships, career, finances, and social status. Alongside other factors, this influence may lead to feelings […]

How yoga may help reduce epilepsy seizures, anxiety

How yoga may help reduce epilepsy seizures, anxiety

Researchers say yoga may help people with epilepsy reduce the frequency of seizures. They add that yoga may also help people deal with the stigma sometimes associated with epilepsy. Experts say the study adds to wealth of evidence that mind-body work has physical benefits as well as stress relief. Some “downward dog” could be man’s […]

Bad Night’s Sleep Could Be a Symptom of These Health Problems

Bad Night’s Sleep Could Be a Symptom of These Health Problems

A third of American adults say they sleep less than the recommended seven to nine hours. The optimal amount of sleep is highly dependent on the individual, but most people would likely be happier and healthier if they had between 60 and 90 minutes more sleep per night, according to the American Psychological Association. But even people who get […]

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 […]

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