Category: "Depression"

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 […]

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”

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