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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 […]

Don’t Ignore the Signs of Depression

Don’t Ignore the Signs of Depression

  Many people with conditions like multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, or stroke experience depression. A Danish study in 2016 of stroke survivors found that more than half developed depression within the first three months, and 25 percent were diagnosed with depression two years later. Similar statistics have been reported for other […]

Northern Ireland epilepsy numbers “highly concerning”

Northern Ireland epilepsy numbers “highly concerning”

Epilepsy numbers in Northern Ireland have been called “highly concerning” by Epilepsy Action following recently published UK epilepsy prevalence and incidence figures. A UK research team published findings on the prevalence (number of people) and incidence (number of new cases) of epilepsy in the UK’s different nations in Seizure journal in January this year. The total number of people […]

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