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Epilepsy Facts and Statistics: What You Need to Know

Epilepsy Facts and Statistics: What You Need to Know

Prevalence, Risks, and Survival Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes recurrent seizures (uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain). There are many types and causes of epilepsy, including brain damage and genetic brain diseases. Epilepsy can be treated with medications or other interventions to help prevent seizures from occurring, and there are some ways to reduce the risk of epilepsy. […]

Vital Signs: What causes epilepsy, and what treatments are available?

Vital Signs: What causes epilepsy, and what treatments are available?

About 3.4 million Americans — including about 470,000 children — have epilepsy, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with epilepsy have spontaneous seizures, which are like an electrical thunderstorm in the brain. Causes and symptoms Causes of epilepsy include brain injuries, infections, tumors and stroke. And while it has long been suspected […]

Researchers Propose Novel Method to Construct Epilepsy Brain Networks

Researchers Propose Novel Method to Construct Epilepsy Brain Networks

Chinese Academy of Sciences Epilepsy is a serious neurological disease. More than 50% patients have the onset during childhood. Effective treatment of epilepsy can avoid serious long-term effects such as brain dysfunction. Recent study has shown that epilepsy is a brain network disease. Construction of epilepsy networks is therefore significant to the mechanism research as […]

ADHD and Epilepsy: Is There a Link?

ADHD and Epilepsy: Is There a Link?

Research has helpful insights on why ADHD and epilepsy often occur together and how to approach treatment. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and epilepsy often occur together. People living with ADHD have an increased risk of seizures. ADHD is the most common co-occurring condition with epilepsy, with 1 in 5 adults with epilepsy self-reporting symptoms of ADHD. For comparison, 4.4% […]

Brain signal irregularity may provide clues to understanding epileptic process

Brain signal irregularity may provide clues to understanding epileptic process

Researchers from the UPF Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) propose a new method to differentiate signals from the epileptic focus from those recorded in other parts of the brain without the presence of an epileptic seizure. This technique may help detect epilepsy-induced features from these signals much quicker than conventional analysis techniques. The […]

People with epilepsy in ‘Urgent need’ of better care, according to new research

People with epilepsy in ‘Urgent need’ of better care, according to new research

NEW research has revealed people with epilepsy in Scotland are facing declining services and extensive waiting times for specialist care. The Epilepsy Scotland charity says the statistics show an urgent need for an improved standard of epilepsy care across the nation. The research found that over the past year, there has been a 15% reduction […]

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