Category: "Epilepsy Syndromes"

My child has been diagnosed with epilepsy – now what?

My child has been diagnosed with epilepsy – now what?

An expert from Young Epilepsy talks to Lisa Salmon. Epilepsy is one of the most common long-term conditions in childhood, affecting one child in every primary school, and five in every secondary school on average. Yet if your child is diagnosed with the neurological condition – where the brain’s normal electrical activity is disrupted, causing seizures […]

Addressing Racial Disparity in Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome: A Boston Children’s Hospital Initiative

Addressing Racial Disparity in Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome: A Boston Children’s Hospital Initiative

Understanding Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome (IESS), also known as infantile spasms, is the most common form of epilepsy observed during infancy. Characterized by spasms, loss of consciousness, and often intellectual disability, IESS is a severe disorder that requires early diagnosis and immediate referral to a neurologist for effective treatment. However, recent […]

Seizures May Not Always Show Severe Symptoms! Note These Subtle But Common Signs

Seizures May Not Always Show Severe Symptoms! Note These Subtle But Common Signs

These signs may seem ordinary or people might fail to notice the abnormality or severity in them. Seizures have some classic symptoms that we may be aware of. Most of these symptoms are categorized as severe because of its intensity and nature. Here are some of the most commonly experienced symptoms: shaking, falling to the […]

Study: Better, safer treatments are needed for Dravet syndrome

Study: Better, safer treatments are needed for Dravet syndrome

Researchers surveyed 227 physicians who reported data on 617 patients Available treatments aren’t enough to fully control seizures for most people with Dravet syndrome, and most have side effects that can worsen their quality of life. That’s according to a new study funded by Takeda. A team led by scientists at the company presented the work at […]

What should you do if someone starts having a seizure?

What should you do if someone starts having a seizure?

ORLANDO, Fla. — Countless movies and TV shows depict seizures dramatically, but real life isn’t always so cinematic. While generalized tonic-clonic seizures where individuals fall to the ground convulsing and foaming at the mouth do occur, a new survey finds the vast majority of Americans are unable to recognize the more subtle signs of a seizure. […]

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! Here’s how you can get involved

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! Here’s how you can get involved

November is here, and it’s not just a month for autumn leaves and Thanksgiving, it’s also a time to raise awareness about epilepsy. Epilepsy Awareness Month is dedicated to dispelling myths, fostering understanding, and supporting those living with this neurological disorder. It is a chronic condition characterised by recurrent seizures, which are sudden, uncontrolled electrical […]

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