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US patient ‘happy again’ after brain implant treats epilepsy and OCD

US patient ‘happy again’ after brain implant treats epilepsy and OCD

American Amber Pearson used to wash her hands until they bled, terrified by the idea of contamination from everyday items, a debilitating result of her obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). But the repetitive rituals of her condition are largely consigned to memory, thanks to a revolutionary brain implant that is being used to treat both her […]

My child has been diagnosed with epilepsy – now what?

My child has been diagnosed with epilepsy – now what?

An expert from Young Epilepsy talks to Lisa Salmon. Epilepsy is one of the most common long-term conditions in childhood, affecting one child in every primary school, and five in every secondary school on average. Yet if your child is diagnosed with the neurological condition – where the brain’s normal electrical activity is disrupted, causing seizures […]

Epilepsy Explained!

Epilepsy Explained!

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease that affects people of all ages. It is also known as seizure disorder as this disease is characterized by recurring, unpredictable seizures resulting from abnormal brain activity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 50 million people around the world suffer from epilepsy, which makes […]

National shortage of epilepsy medication putting thousands at risk

National shortage of epilepsy medication putting thousands at risk

A national shortage of epilepsy medication is putting patients’ safety at risk, consultants have said. Medical professionals are becoming genuinely concerned as ever more frequent supply issues continue to bite tens of thousands of sufferers. According to the Epilepsy Society charity, over 600,000 people in the UK have the condition, or about one in every […]

Floridians struggling with illness decry the possibility of the state banning delta-8 hemp products

Floridians struggling with illness decry the possibility of the state banning delta-8 hemp products

That provision is part of a comprehensive proposal to reform hemp laws in Florida that have been the law since 2019 Kassie Stuart was 17 years old when she was diagnosed with idiopathic genetic epilepsy, which can result in intense seizures. Now 23, the Tallahassee resident says she’s tried 25 different medications to deal with […]

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 […]

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