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Understanding Social Cognition May Be Critical in Treating Epilepsy

Understanding Social Cognition May Be Critical in Treating Epilepsy

Identifying the nature and magnitude of social cognitive impairments in people with epilepsy has both theoretical and clinical implications, including the potential to inform guidelines for clinical assessment and psychosocial intervention. From AStudy By:  Maryam Ziaei, Charlotte Arnold, Kate Thompson, David Reutens Social Cognition in Temporal and Frontal Lobe Epilepsy: Systematic review, Meta-analysis, and Clinical Recommendations Why This Matters People with epilepsy demonstrate […]

Seizure study first step towards revealing which children are at risk of developing epilepsy

Seizure study first step towards revealing which children are at risk of developing epilepsy

Findings from an international genetic study involving the University of Melbourne means it may now be possible to predict which children are more likely to develop epilepsy later in life based on their genotype (the risk genes they may carry). The study looked at febrile seizures in 7,636 children from Denmark and Australia, identifying seven […]

Brain wrinkles and folds matter – researchers are studying the mechanics of how they form

Brain wrinkles and folds matter – researchers are studying the mechanics of how they form

The human brain has been called the most complex object in the known universe. And with good reason: It has around 86 billion neurons and several hundred thousand miles of axon fibers connecting them. Unsurprisingly, the process of brain folding that results in the brain’s characteristic bumps and grooves is also highly complex. Despite decades of speculation and […]

Survey Shows Focal Onset Seizures Can Lead to Complex Treatment Journey for People with Epilepsy

Survey Shows Focal Onset Seizures Can Lead to Complex Treatment Journey for People with Epilepsy

Respondents who have experienced focal seizures were less likely to feel their condition is under control, more likely to experience negative quality of life A new Health Union survey reveals people living with epilepsy who experience focal onset seizures often have a more complex treatment journey than those who have never experienced focal seizures, including less treatment […]

Lamotrigine Linked to Lowest Mortality Risk in Poststroke Epilepsy

Lamotrigine Linked to Lowest Mortality Risk in Poststroke Epilepsy

Among antiseizure medications (ASMs) used as monotherapy in poststroke epilepsy (PSE), lamotrigine is associated with the lowest risk for mortality and valproic acid is associated with the highest risk, new research suggests. Investigators assessed more than 2500 patients, most in their late seventies, using carbamazepine as a comparator. Results showed that valproic acid, phenytoin, and oxcarbazepine had a significantly higher risk for all-cause and cardiovascular death […]

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