Category: "Memory"

Seizure Phobia a ‘Distinct Anxiety Disorder’ in Epilepsy

Seizure Phobia a ‘Distinct Anxiety Disorder’ in Epilepsy

Seizure phobia occurs in nearly one-third of people with epilepsy (PWE), but was mainly associated with variables not related to epilepsy, based on data from 69 adults. Anxiety and depression are known to affect quality of life in epilepsy patients, and previous studies have shown that anticipatory anxiety of epileptic seizures (AAS) was present in 53% of patients with focal epilepsy, […]

Looking at how seizures can cause memory loss

Looking at how seizures can cause memory loss

Researchers at the University of Virginia are looking into a reason why seizures can cause memory loss.   According to a release, the researchers, UVA Brain Institute Director Jaideep Kapur and postdoctoral fellow in neurology Anastasia Brodovskaya, found that seizures affect the same parts of the brain that are responsible for memory formation.   They […]

Understanding Social Cognition May Be Critical in Treating Epilepsy

Understanding Social Cognition May Be Critical in Treating Epilepsy

Identifying the nature and magnitude of social cognitive impairments in people with epilepsy has both theoretical and clinical implications, including the potential to inform guidelines for clinical assessment and psychosocial intervention. From AStudy By:  Maryam Ziaei, Charlotte Arnold, Kate Thompson, David Reutens Social Cognition in Temporal and Frontal Lobe Epilepsy: Systematic review, Meta-analysis, and Clinical Recommendations Why This Matters People with epilepsy demonstrate […]

Cognitive Impairment in People with Epilepsy

Cognitive Impairment in People with Epilepsy

A study by Ajda Novak, Karmen Vizjak and Martin Rakusa with the Department of Neurologic Diseases, University Medical Centre Maribor in Slovenia People with epilepsy (PWE) frequently have cognitive impairment. The majority of cognitive problems is influenced by a variety of interlinked factors, including the early onset of epilepsy and the frequency, intensity and duration […]

Looking at how seizures can cause memory loss

Seizures and memory problems in epilepsy may have a common cause

Damage to a part of the brain that regulates hyperactivity can contribute to both memory problems and seizures in the most common form of epilepsy, according to research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, which was summarized in a news release. The study, published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience, may lead to earlier diagnosis of epilepsy […]

Did You Miss Our Last Zoom “The Role of Neuropsychology in Children with Epilepsy”

Did You Miss Our Last Zoom “The Role of Neuropsychology in Children with Epilepsy”

What is Neuropsychology? How is it used in treating children with epilepsy? Watch the recording of our LIVE Zoom – Learn – Ask on “The Role of Neuropsychology in Children with Epilepsy” with Dr. Michael Westerveld, PhD, ABPP-CNMedical Director of the Neuropsychology Program at AdventHealth for Children. WATCH IT HERE Your Access Passcode is dXCR#h.8 […]

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