Category: "Stress and Epilepsy"

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

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Taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not lead to epilepsy in infants, new study

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not lead to epilepsy in infants, new study

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy has been a concern for many expectant mothers. A growing body of research points to evidence that it’s not the antidepressants that will harm newborns. It’s when mothers neglect treatment for depression that can put their babies at risk for seizures and epilepsy. Kelsey Wiggs, Ph.D. candidate at IU Bloomington and […]

Joy Division call for better mental health services 40 years on from Ian Curtis’ death

Joy Division call for better mental health services 40 years on from Ian Curtis’ death

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer reflected on Ian Curtis’ death on Wednesday, as the late star’s former Joy Division bandmates lobbied MPs at the Houses of Parliament during Mental Health Week – calling for better mental health services Former members of Joy Division today lobbied MPs for better mental health services 40 years after their lead singer […]

Cleveland Clinic launches new study exploring the link between epilepsy and stress

Cleveland Clinic launches new study exploring the link between epilepsy and stress

Cleveland Clinic has launched an innovative study exploring the link between epilepsy and stress, supported by a $5.5 million donation from the Charles L. Shor Foundation. The five-year clinical trial is the first of its kind to study and compare the effect of lifestyle interventions, such as yoga, music therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, on […]

Art and music therapy seem to help with brain disorders. Scientists want to know why

Art and music therapy seem to help with brain disorders. Scientists want to know why

When Michael Schneider’s anxiety and PTSD flare up, he reaches for the ukulele he keeps next to his computer. “I can’t actually play a song,” says Schneider, who suffered two serious brain injuries during nearly 22 years in the Marines. “But I can play chords to take my stress level down.” It’s a technique Schneider […]

Seizure Phobia a ‘Distinct Anxiety Disorder’ in Epilepsy

Seizure Phobia a ‘Distinct Anxiety Disorder’ in Epilepsy

Seizure phobia occurs in nearly one-third of people with epilepsy (PWE), but was mainly associated with variables not related to epilepsy, based on data from 69 adults. Anxiety and depression are known to affect quality of life in epilepsy patients, and previous studies have shown that anticipatory anxiety of epileptic seizures (AAS) was present in 53% of patients with focal epilepsy, […]

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