Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

DIAGNOSING SEIZURES IS KEY TO TREATMENT

DIAGNOSING SEIZURES IS KEY TO TREATMENT

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 out of 10 people will have a seizure during their lifetime. Most of these seizures will be epileptic seizures, which are caused by unusual brain activity that includes simultaneous firing of brain cells. The other type of seizures are non-epileptic seizures or attacks […]

Epilepsy’s long-term effects extend beyond seizures, impacting relationships and mental health

Epilepsy’s long-term effects extend beyond seizures, impacting relationships and mental health

Epilepsy presents with a myriad of symptoms. loss of consciousness jerking of hands and legs, falls, and frothing from the mouth, loss of bowel and bladder control are classical symptoms. The enduring effects of epilepsy reach beyond seizures, affecting interpersonal relationships, career, finances, and social status. Alongside other factors, this influence may lead to feelings […]

Personalized Epilepsy Treatment for Each Child

Personalized Epilepsy Treatment for Each Child

A parent notices their usually active young daughter seems dazed and sleepy, staring and blinking. Another child falls over out of the blue. Others might shake, jerk, stiffen up—or even pass out. A child’s first seizure is almost always a shock and can be scary and confusing for the whole family. Afterward, many have to […]

Yoga Intervention’s Impact on Reducing Felt Stigma in Adults With Epilepsy

Yoga Intervention’s Impact on Reducing Felt Stigma in Adults With Epilepsy

The following is a summary of “Effectiveness of Yoga Intervention in Reducing Felt Stigma in Adults With Epilepsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” published in the November 2023 issue of Neurology by Kaur et al. Epilepsy patients often face stigma, anxiety, and depression, which can notably impact their quality of life, especially in resource-limited settings. Researchers conducted a […]

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