Category: "Epilepsy Syndromes"

FDA Approves New Indication for Drug Containing an Active Ingredient Derived from Cannabis to Treat Seizures in Rare Genetic Disease

FDA Approves New Indication for Drug Containing an Active Ingredient Derived from Cannabis to Treat Seizures in Rare Genetic Disease

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in patients one year of age and older. Epidiolex was previously approved for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of […]

A deeper dive into epilepsy: Integrating tools for characterizing focal cortical dysplasia

A deeper dive into epilepsy: Integrating tools for characterizing focal cortical dysplasia

Zhong Ying became interested in neuroanatomy during medical school at Capital Medical University, Beijing, but she wasn’t introduced to epilepsy research until she started her post-doctoral stint at the Cleveland Clinic in the United States. “In general, there is no cure for a neurological diagnosis—but epilepsy is different,” said Ying, a neurologist at the Cleveland […]

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Reduces Impact Of Dissociative Seizures

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Reduces Impact Of Dissociative Seizures

Dissociative seizures or functional or non-epileptic seizures, look similar in appearance to epileptic seizures or fainting but are related to a different type of involuntary blackout that is typically distressing and disabling for patients and their caretakers. Researchers have found that adding cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to standardised medical care gives patients with dissociative seizures […]

The Risk for Epilepsy or Autism in Children With Infantile Spasms and Their Siblings

The Risk for Epilepsy or Autism in Children With Infantile Spasms and Their Siblings

Children who suffer from infantile spasms (IS) may be at increased risk for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but very few of their siblings are at risk for epilepsy or ASD, according to study results presented at the American Epilepsy Society 2019 Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore, Maryland from December 6 to 10. Previous studies have reported […]

Children with epilepsy find a friend in Alexa-based Ella the Jellyfish

Children with epilepsy find a friend in Alexa-based Ella the Jellyfish

Children with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, and their parents can now lean on Amazon Alexa for support — and some fun.  Eisai developed a first-of-its-kind Alexa Skill to support these patients and their caregivers. Called Ella the Jellyfish, the skill gives affected children new ways to play that are tailored for their needs. […]

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