Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

My Take: Several of our heroes lived with disabilities and flourished

My Take: Several of our heroes lived with disabilities and flourished

Independent Living is as American as Apple Pie and Parades on the Fourth of July. Two hundred and forty-six years ago, a document composed by a man with a learning disability changed our nation forever. Historians believe that Thomas Jefferson, the brilliant writer of the Declaration of Independence, had dyslexia. So did our first president, […]

Living with a disability made me who I am

Living with a disability made me who I am

Growing up with epilepsy, I had never considered myself a disabled person because I hated the pity people glommed onto me and just wanted to be like every other kid. My seizure disorder changed how I grew up in a multitude of ways. There were childhood experiences I didn’t quite get to have, jokes made […]

Identifying Pure Sleep Epilepsy After a First-Ever Seizure From Sleep

Identifying Pure Sleep Epilepsy After a First-Ever Seizure From Sleep

After a first-ever seizure from sleep, most patients will have another seizure. Two-thirds will develop pure sleep epilepsy, which impacts driving eligibility. Pure sleep epilepsy is traditionally defined as an “established pattern of seizures purely from sleep.” This retrospective and qualitative definition is difficult to apply in clinical practice and to use when developing guidelines […]

CBD Transdermal Gel Provides Positive Results In Seizure Control

CBD Transdermal Gel Provides Positive Results In Seizure Control

A “world-first” Australian/New Zealand trial of transdermal CBD gel in adults with focal epilepsy has seen the majority of patients experience a reduction in seizures. Focal epilepsy is a condition in which the main symptom is recurring seizures that affect one half of the brain. It’s the most common form of epilepsy in adults, and […]

During sleep the brain’s reaction to sound remains strong but one critical feature of conscious attention disappears

During sleep the brain’s reaction to sound remains strong but one critical feature of conscious attention disappears

Sleep provides a major key to the mystery of consciousness A new discovery from Tel Aviv University may provide a key to a great scientific enigma: How does the awake brain transform sensory input into a conscious experience? The groundbreaking study relied on data collected from electrodes implanted, for medical purposes, deep in the human […]

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