Category: "Seizure Detection"

How a psychologist supports a unique patient population in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

How a psychologist supports a unique patient population in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Dr. Sarah Vernon-Scott, Psychologist in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) in Clinical Neurosciences at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), works with a variety of neurology patients, including individuals diagnosed with Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures (PNES). “PNES are events that look like epileptic seizures, but there is none of the correlated brain activity that is seen in […]

How Captain and Tenille inspired a dark Joy Division anthem

How Captain and Tenille inspired a dark Joy Division anthem

Joy Division‘s most iconic single, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, was released in June 1980, and tragically, within a month, lead singer Ian Curtis took his own life at the age of 23. Battling epilepsy, depression, and the breakdown of his marriage, Curtis was discovered dead in his kitchen just before the band’s inaugural North […]

Syncope and seizure both can cause a loss of consciousness, but there are important differences.

Syncope and seizure both can cause a loss of consciousness, but there are important differences.

Syncope and seizure both can cause a loss of consciousness, but there are important differences. Syncope — commonly referred to as passing out or fainting — often results from a drop in blood pressure. Seizures, on the other hand, are caused by abnormal brain activity. The reason behind the abnormal activity may be epilepsy, stroke, cancer or […]

Functional hemispherectomy stops seizures cold in kids with drug-resistant epilepsy

Functional hemispherectomy stops seizures cold in kids with drug-resistant epilepsy

Joseph Riofski had his first seizure at age 4 ½. Thus began a medical journey that led to admissions to two adult hospitals and three children’s hospitals, countless brain imaging and neurological tests, multiple intravenous immunoglobulin treatments, and trials of eight anti-seizure medications over the ensuing four years. By the time Joseph was in second […]

You May Not Know These Subtle Signs of a Seizure

You May Not Know These Subtle Signs of a Seizure

Key Takeaways A new survey found that most Americans can’t identify the more subtle signs of a seizure, including numbness or tingling, blinking rapidly, screaming, and laughing. Focal seizures—which occur as a result of abnormal electrical firing in a particular brain region—are the most common in adults with epilepsy. However, they’re hard to identify. If […]

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