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What is the relationship between epilepsy and bipolar disorder?

What is the relationship between epilepsy and bipolar disorder?

Scientists believe epilepsy and bipolar disorder share several common factors. However, they are still investigating the exact relationship between these conditions. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition with several subtypes. It causes varying episodes of shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and concentration. Epilepsy is a condition that causes people to have seizures. There […]

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 […]

Sleep and stress give clues to understanding epileptic seizures

Sleep and stress give clues to understanding epileptic seizures

Sleeping patterns and stress hormones could be the key to understanding how and when people with epilepsy are likely to experience seizures, a new study reveals. Researchers used mathematical modeling to understand the impact of different physiological processes, such as sleep and changes in concentration of the stress-hormone cortisol, on key signatures of epilepsy—known as […]

Stay Cool: Hot Weather and Epilepsy

Stay Cool: Hot Weather and Epilepsy

Unusually warm weather can increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy This week (12 June 2023) has seen a rise in temperatures across the UK, with BBC weather reporting that it will stay hot and humid over the next few days. Severe hot weather is dangerous to everyone, but unusually warm weather can […]

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