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Agoraphobia common in people with epilepsy, new research finds

Agoraphobia common in people with epilepsy, new research finds

A new study published in the medical journal Epilepsy Research has found correlation between agoraphobia – the acute fear of public spaces – and epilepsy. The study, led by Dr. Heidi Munger Clary, looked at 420 adults with epilepsy over a 14-year period, who underwent neuropsychological testing at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Different cultural […]

Mehendi fragrance leads to epileptic seizures in nine-year-old girl

Mehendi fragrance leads to epileptic seizures in nine-year-old girl

The curious case of a nine-year-old girl suffering an epileptic attack due to the application of mehendi has made it to the latest edition of Clinical Neurophysiology. The case was reported in Delhi’s Sir Gangaram Hospital. The nine-year-old suffered her first convulsion after applying mehendi to her hands two years back. The convulsion lasted for […]

Hospital of Philadelphia Establishes Center for Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Hospital of Philadelphia Establishes Center for Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

PHILADELPHIA—A $25 million gift from an anonymous donor to Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will establish the Center for Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ENDD), accelerating collaborative research in genetic therapies for neurodevelopmental disorders. This gift will bolster the efforts of an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scientists at Penn and CHOP, led […]

Veterans With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Show High Prevalence of Psychiatric Burden

Veterans With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Show High Prevalence of Psychiatric Burden

Approximately 70% of veterans with drug-resistant epilepsy reported diagnosis of at least 1 psychiatric condition, with female patients showing a higher prevalence than male patients. Prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity, emergency care usage, and inpatient psychiatric admissions were shown to be substantial among veterans with drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE), with women especially affected. Results were published in Epilepsy & Behavior. […]

Aftermath of Seizures Troubling for Those With Epilepsy

Aftermath of Seizures Troubling for Those With Epilepsy

The main focus of epilepsy treatment is seizure control, but the aftereffects of seizures are also a major concern for many patients, experts say. More than 70% of people with epilepsy say they have complications after a seizure — including confusion, fear, exhaustion, headache, emotional reactivity, memory problems and behavioral changes — that can last […]

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