Category: "Epilepsy"

New ‘Brain Food’ Scale Flags Best Nutrients for Depression

New ‘Brain Food’ Scale Flags Best Nutrients for Depression

In many cases of epilepsy, depression as well as autism, ADHD and anxiety may be present.Vegan’s and Vegetarian’s also beware. Scientists have developed a new evidence-based scale that rates animal- and plant-based foods that improve depressive symptoms. Research on this scale and on foods that help nourish the brain was presented here at a standing-room-only […]

JBCPP journal publishes new evidence for clinical efficacy of cannabis therapy

JBCPP journal publishes new evidence for clinical efficacy of cannabis therapy

New evidence for the clinical efficacy of cannabis therapy is presented in the latest issue of the Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology (JBCPP), a De Gruyter publication. The authors have studied cannabis therapy for many years at international research centers, examining its effects, potential applications, and risks. In his article, Raphael Mechoulam, […]

Coping with epilepsy: Planning ahead for a child’s future

Coping with epilepsy: Planning ahead for a child’s future

Bob and Pam’s daughter Jessica began having seizures on her second day of life. Over the years that followed, she continued to experience seizures and developmental delays, but her doctors were unable to provide a definitive diagnosis. Her family finally received answers when, at age six, she was diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a rare […]

Drug Used for Pain, Anxiety May Be Linked to Birth Defects

Drug Used for Pain, Anxiety May Be Linked to Birth Defects

The drug pregabalin (Lyrica, Pfizer), commonly used to treat pain, epilepsy, anxiety and other brain health disorders, may be associated with an increased risk for major birth defects (Neurology 2016 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]). Pregabalin is approved by the FDA to treat epilepsy, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain, such as pain from diabetic neuropathy […]

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