Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Understanding Epilepsy and Depression

Understanding Epilepsy and Depression

Depression, also called major depressive disorder (MDD), commonly occurs in people with epilepsy and contributes to a lower quality of life, increased time in hospitals, and less control over seizures. Though the two illnesses often occur together, depression is frequently overlooked and undiagnosed. This article will discuss the connection between epilepsy and depression, the complications of having […]

Growing Up with Epilepsy: Rose’s Story

Growing Up with Epilepsy: Rose’s Story

Rose’s first seizure was on Valentine’s Day when she was 11 years old. That first seizure was a generalized tonic-clonic seizure. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where doctors ordered an EEG. Rose’s mom could tell by the expression on the EEG technologist’s face that something was wrong. Later that night, a call […]

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