Epilepsia

Epilepsia is the leading, most authoritative source for current clinical and research results on all aspects of epilepsy. It is the journal of the International League Against Epilepsy.

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Wiley

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Medical research

Advancing epilepsy treatment

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have successfully prevented epileptic seizures in animal models by preemptively directing a low-frequency stimulus to the nerve fibers in the brain.

Neuroscience

What's the right amount of 'zapping' in epilepsy laser surgery?

There is an estimated 2.4 million people diagnosed with epilepsy each year, according to the World Health Organization. Some types of epileptic seizure can be essentially cured by open surgery for patients who don't respond ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Patients with both schizophrenia and epilepsy die alarmingly early

More than one in four patients with schizophrenia and epilepsy die before reaching the age of fifty. This is shown by research from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. The results, which have been published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mind mom's mental health after child's diagnosis

Doctors should consider a "family diagnosis" when it comes to treating children with epilepsy, as recent research has uncovered the potential for long-term mental-health challenges impacting the mothers of diagnosed children.

Neuroscience

Childhood epilepsy not linked with later psychiatric disorders

For decades, experts have been studying potential links between childhood epilepsy and various behavioral and psychiatric conditions and some have hypothesized that that they are part of a larger spectrum of brain disorders ...

Neuroscience

What's in store 5 decades following childhood-onset epilepsy?

A 45-year study of 179 individuals with childhood-onset epilepsy indicates that patients' long-term health is excellent, with most attaining 10-year remission off medications, which is the definition of resolved epilepsy.

Neuroscience

Recommendations address how to manage seizures in infants

New recommendations offer insights on strategies for treating infants with seizures. In an Epilepsia report, child neurologists who are members of the International League Against Epilepsy note that intervening at the time ...

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