Category: "Support"

Initial Data on ‘Pharma Grade’ Cannabidiol in Epilepsy

Initial data from an open-label study in treatment-resistant epilepsy of pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol — the nonpsychoactive ingredient in marijuana that is believed to be responsible for its antiepileptic action — suggest that it reduces seizure rate by about 30%. The product, said to be 98% pure cannabidiol, in development under the brand name Epidiolex by GW Pharmaceuticals, which […]

Childhood Epilepsy: New Data on Prognosis

Children With Epilepsy The diagnosis of epilepsy is life-changing for children and their parents. It provokes a host of questions (many of which are addressed in my book, Epilepsy: 199 Answers).[1] Two of the most critical questions are “What caused the seizure?” and “Will it happen again?” The answers will define the course of epilepsy for that […]

Student Develops Epilepsy Apps, Wins $75,000

Gainesville, Florida Eastside High School freshman Amir Helmy was just looking for a 7th grade science fair project idea in the fall of 2012. A family friend and neurologist was talking about the expensive and complicated equipment epilepsy patients had to rely on to monitor their seizures when Helmy came up with the idea for […]