Category: "Mental Health"

Epilepsy: 9 myths and facts about the brain disorder

Epilepsy: 9 myths and facts about the brain disorder

Epilepsy is a disorder in which disturbs the nerve cell activity in the brain, causing seizures. This World Epilepsy Day, know the common myths about epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures, which are sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain. These seizures can vary in intensity and type, affecting individuals […]

People with epilepsy can lead full, regular lives

People with epilepsy can lead full, regular lives

Individuals with epilepsy can lead full, regular lives, including having children, an active social life and a rewarding career, although it is important for their health that they seek and receive appropriate care on a timely basis, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic. His message reflects the focus of International Epilepsy Day […]

How Captain and Tenille inspired a dark Joy Division anthem

How Captain and Tenille inspired a dark Joy Division anthem

Joy Division‘s most iconic single, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, was released in June 1980, and tragically, within a month, lead singer Ian Curtis took his own life at the age of 23. Battling epilepsy, depression, and the breakdown of his marriage, Curtis was discovered dead in his kitchen just before the band’s inaugural North […]

Weekly Mind Reader: A Look at Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors Stemming From Epilepsy

Weekly Mind Reader: A Look at Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors Stemming From Epilepsy

The Primary Care Companion just published a case study that examines obsessive-compulsive Phenomena as postictal behavioral change. A CLOSER LOOK AT OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS STEMMING FROM EPILEPSY In simple terms, this report discusses a case of a 23-year-old man with epilepsy who experiences obsessive-compulsive behaviors (OCP) as part of his post-seizure phase. These behaviors include self-muttering, repetitive hand and face […]

Daniel Freedman: Advancing Care for a Widely Misunderstood Condition

Daniel Freedman: Advancing Care for a Widely Misunderstood Condition

Daniel Freedman, D.O., knows that not everything is what it seems — especially when it comes to seizures. Psychogenic nonepileptic events look like epileptic seizures but are not, making them highly misunderstood by patients, families and physicians alike.   Freedman, a child neurologist and assistant professor of neurology at Dell Medical School, co-developed the Psychogenic Nonepileptic […]

Super cat called Maggie can detect epileptic seizures eight hours before they happen

Super cat called Maggie can detect epileptic seizures eight hours before they happen

Molly paid £300 for pedigree Maggie, a four-month-old Persian kitten and within weeks Molly – who can’t work due to her condition – noticed that Maggie’s behavior would change before a seizure A woman with epilepsy says her cat can detect her seizures eight hours before they occur. Molly Brooke, 30, can experience up to […]

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