Category: "Epilepsy in children"

Epilepsy Association’s “Zoom-Learn-Ask” Series 2023

Epilepsy Association’s “Zoom-Learn-Ask” Series 2023

Advocacy in Epilepsy Educational Program   Epilepsy and Women: Treatment Considerations   Date: January 24, 2023 Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm EST   Register by using the link below: https://bit.ly/3jYxnpq

What Is Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy?

What Is Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy?

A Complex Type of Epilepsy Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) affects about 10% of people with epilepsy.  Several types of seizures occur with JME. The seizures generally begin during late childhood or early adolescence. Seizures can usually be prevented with medication, although sometimes the seizures are not adequately controlled with anti-epilepsy drugs (AEDs). The prognosis of the condition is […]

Lauren’s Epilepsy Story

Lauren’s Epilepsy Story

Epilepsy Surgery Gives Toddler Active, Seizure-Free Life In 2013, LaDonna and Luther Jenkins of Southfield, were joyful at the birth of their beautiful first-born daughter Lauren. Their baby girl was healthy and thriving. When Lauren was about 17-months-old, however, there were a few signs that caused some concerns. “Lauren started to have staring spells and […]

Treatment of Absence Seizures

Treatment of Absence Seizures

Medication and lifestyle measures are needed to prevent them Absence seizures are treated with prescription antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) that are taken every day to prevent seizures from occurring. Depakote (valproic acid), Lamictal (lamotrigine), and Zarontin (ethosuximide) are the AEDs most commonly prescribed for absence seizures. If you or your child has absence seizures and other types of seizures, […]

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