Category: "Epilepsy"

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 […]

Teens With Epilepsy Face Higher Odds for Eating Disorders

Teens With Epilepsy Face Higher Odds for Eating Disorders

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter Key Takeaways Teens with epilepsy are more likely to have an eating disorder than other kids, a new survey finds About 8.4% of teens treated for epilepsy had an eating disorder, compared to the national average of 2.7% Anorexia was more common than bulimia or binge eating among epileptic teens […]

FDA Warns of Potentially Lethal Reaction to Seizure Meds

FDA Warns of Potentially Lethal Reaction to Seizure Meds

Megan Brooks November 28, 2023 The antiseizure drugs levetiracetam (Keppra, Keppra XR, Elepsia XR, Spritam, generic) and clobazam (Onfi, Sympazan, generic) can cause a rare but serious drug hypersensitivity reaction that can be life threatening if not detected and treated promptly, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns in an alert issued today. Known as drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), it […]

New 7 Tesla Treats Epilepsy

New 7 Tesla Treats Epilepsy

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Almost three and a half million people suffer from epilepsy – a disorder of the brain that can cause seizures. For some, these seizures can be controlled with medication, others will need brain surgery, which can be risky. But now, new technology is helping doctors pinpoint what’s causing the seizures […]

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