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Stigma in Epilepsy in 2023: How Far Have We Come?

Stigma in Epilepsy in 2023: How Far Have We Come?

December 13, 2023 Isabella Ciccone, MPH In recent conversations with experts in epilepsy, the impact of stigmatization remains high for patients and ongoing efforts by clinicians to address this issue in the clinical setting has been underscored, despite the global lack of awareness about new treatments and other resources. Epilepsy, a condition characterized by a […]

Research uncovers potential treatment target for rare, genetic type of epilepsy

Research uncovers potential treatment target for rare, genetic type of epilepsy

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, UCL and MSD have identified a potential treatment target for a genetic type of epilepsy. Developmental and epileptic encephalopathies are rare types of epilepsy which start in early childhood. One of the most common types of genetic epilepsy, CDKL5 deficiency disorder (CDD), causes seizures and impaired development. Children are […]

Greater preparation, increased communication needed in post-pandemic epilepsy care

Greater preparation, increased communication needed in post-pandemic epilepsy care

Key takeaways: Health care professionals should be prepared for the next pandemic armed with lessons from COVID-19, a speaker said. Work policy in the post-pandemic era must be clear, transparent, fair and overtly communicated.   ORLANDO — In Health care, and epilepsy care specifically, greater preparation, communication and innovation are required to maintain a standard […]

Can you have a seizure without having epilepsy?

Can you have a seizure without having epilepsy?

Over 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy yet there is still a lot of confusion about the neurological disorder. A popular misunderstanding is that you can only have seizures – temporary abnormal movements such as stiffness, twitching, or limpness – if you have epilepsy. Dr. Ikram Khan, a neurologist at Aurora Health Care, helps set the record straight. […]

What to know about epilepsy, and how to provide first aid if someone you know suffers a seizure

What to know about epilepsy, and how to provide first aid if someone you know suffers a seizure

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition which leads to seizures. It affects millions of people in the United States and tens-of-millions worldwide. It’s important to know what epilepsy is, how to recognize what happens during a seizure, and how to provide first aid when someone is having a seizure. What are epilepsy and seizures? Epilepsy […]

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