Category: "Depression"

Don’t Ignore the Signs of Depression

Don’t Ignore the Signs of Depression

  Many people with conditions like multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, or stroke experience depression. A Danish study in 2016 of stroke survivors found that more than half developed depression within the first three months, and 25 percent were diagnosed with depression two years later. Similar statistics have been reported for other […]

Feeling SAD? How to beat seasonal affective disorder with sunshine, the keto diet and exercise

Feeling SAD? How to beat seasonal affective disorder with sunshine, the keto diet and exercise

In the season of longer, dark nights and days that seem gray, many people report heightened feelings of moodiness or depression. People spend more time indoors in artificial light and less time outdoors when temperatures drop. Late fall and winter are also associated with multiple sugar- and alcohol-filled holidays, starting with Halloween and continuing through […]

Understanding Epilepsy and Depression

Understanding Epilepsy and Depression

Depression, also called major depressive disorder (MDD), commonly occurs in people with epilepsy and contributes to a lower quality of life, increased time in hospitals, and less control over seizures. Though the two illnesses often occur together, depression is frequently overlooked and undiagnosed. This article will discuss the connection between epilepsy and depression, the complications of having […]

Bidirectional, Long-term Relationship Found Between Epilepsy and Depression

Bidirectional, Long-term Relationship Found Between Epilepsy and Depression

The bidirectional association between depression and epilepsy is a long-term relationship, according to a large-scale cohort study published in the journal Neurology. “The risk of depression was highest in the few years preceding and following an epilepsy diagnosis, and vice versa, but remained elevated during the entire follow-up period for both directions of the association,” wrote corresponding author Eva Bølling-Ladegaard, MD, a […]

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 […]

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