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When Seizures are Disguised as Panic Attacks

When Seizures are Disguised as Panic Attacks

Excerpt from original article via Daily Mail UK ‘Panic attacks are extremely common, with one in ten of us thought to suffer from them at least occasionally. Louise Thomas – and her doctors – were convinced she was one of the millions affected. A panic attack typically causes a faster heartbeat, dizziness, nausea and an […]

Diagnosing  Autism with Saliva

Diagnosing Autism with Saliva

Proteins In Saliva May Help Diagnose Autism Since earlier diagnosis of autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may lead to earlier therapies and treatments which can improve functional outcomes, the search has been ongoing for a biological marker which defines the disorder. Without such a marker, medical professionals use their clinical acumen to evaluate behavioral patterns […]

Another Study Shows High Patient Satisfaction with Epilepsy Surgery

Another Study Shows High Patient Satisfaction with Epilepsy Surgery

A newly published study shows that over 90% of epilepsy patients who had brain surgery were happy with their choice to have epilepsy surgery.  The high satisfaction rating is tied to the seizure reduction rates which were shown to be greatly reduced or eliminated altogether in a majority of patients surveyed. “One percent of the […]

New study challenges scientific theory about role of hippocampus in unconscious memory

New study challenges scientific theory about role of hippocampus in unconscious memory

A new study by a UT Dallas researcher challenges a long-accepted scientific theory about the role the hippocampus plays in our unconscious memory. For decades, scientists have theorized that this part of the brain is not involved in processing unconscious memory, the type that allows us to do things like button a shirt without having […]

Direct brain responsive neurostimulator reduces seizures, improves quality of life

Direct brain responsive neurostimulator reduces seizures, improves quality of life

Piotr Olejniczak, MD, PhD, LSU Health New Orleans Professor of Neurology and Director of the Epilepsy Center, contributed to a study of the long-term effectiveness of the first direct brain responsive neurostimulator for partial onset, or focal, seizures that cannot be controlled with medication. The study found that responsive direct cortical stimulation reduces seizures and […]

Benefits and Complications of the Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy

Benefits and Complications of the Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy

The ketogenic diet, also known as the traditional ketogenic diet and modified Atkin’s diet, is an important and validated dietary approach to controlling intractable epilepsy that focuses on a high-fat, protein, and low-carb diet. Yet despite its success in cases of drug-resistant epilepsy, the mechanism behind its effectiveness is still not well understood. Several hypotheses are […]

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