Category: "SUDEP"

First as epilepsy and mental health survey launched

First as epilepsy and mental health survey launched

A CHARITY has today launched Scotland’s first-ever national survey seeking to understand the effect epilepsy can have on the mental health of someone who has the neurological condition. People living with epilepsy, particularly those with uncontrolled and frequent seizures, are more likely to experience mental health issues such as anxiety or depression, as well as […]

Can Epilepsy Be Cured?

Can Epilepsy Be Cured?

There is no cure for epilepsy. However, many people can become seizure-free with the right type of treatment, which may include medication, management techniques, and a healthcare team on their side. This article discusses the outlook for people with epilepsy and how medical providers can reduce seizure activity in those with the condition. Outlook for Epilepsy The outlook […]

Cycle for Shane raises £150,000

Cycle for Shane raises £150,000

A FUNDRAISING campaign in memory of a 23-year-old man who died suddenly from epilepsy has surpassed its target of raising £150,000. Last summer, 17 cyclists completed a mammoth cycle from London to Achill Island in memory of Shane Corrigan, who died suddenly in January 2018 as a result of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUPEP). […]

Aussie mum’s warning about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy after 13-year-old dies

‘Stigma, fear and misperceptions’: How racial disparities affect epilepsy treatment and care for Black Americans

Epilepsy, a brain disorder that causes seizures, is one of the most common conditions that affects the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 3.4 million people — 3 million adults and 470,000 children — in the United States have it. However, Black Americans with epilepsy face several challenges in terms […]

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