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Focus On With Dr. Sadek: Genetics of Epilepsy part 1 & 2

Focus On With Dr. Sadek: Genetics of Epilepsy part 1 & 2

As science and medicine continue to advance, so does the knowledge for the role genetics may play in epilepsy. While many people with epilepsy often worry if they will pass their epilepsy to future generations, they should be reassured that this risk is typically quite low. Inherited vs. Mutations It is important to distinguish that […]

March Purple wants to raise awareness about epilepsy; understand the disease

March Purple wants to raise awareness about epilepsy; understand the disease

This year’s Purple March campaign, promoted by ABE (Brazilian Association of Epilepsy), wants to raise awareness about the disease that affects 2% of the population in Brazil and affects around 50 million people worldwide, according to the WHO (World Health Organization). The international initiative started in Canada in 2008, based on the account of Cassidy […]

Everything You Need to Know About Tonic-Clonic Seizures

Everything You Need to Know About Tonic-Clonic Seizures

Tonic-clonic seizures, previously known as grand mal seizures, are characterized by both stiffness and jerking motions. A generalized tonic-clonic seizure is a disturbance in the functioning of both sides of your brain. A seizure that starts by affecting one side of your brain but spreads to involve both sides is called a focal to bilateral […]

Clinical experts offer advice on prescribing cannabis medicines to patients with epilepsy

Clinical experts offer advice on prescribing cannabis medicines to patients with epilepsy

  There’s considerable interest in using cannabis-based medications to help treat drug resistant epilepsy, but clinicians have little guidance on how or when to prescribe these products. A working group comprised of pediatric and adult epilepsy specialists, clinical pharmacists, pharmacologists, and cannabis researchers from across Australia recently developed an interim “consensus advise” for prescribers and […]

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