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Study examines link between epilepsy and mood disorders
Mood disorders, including depression, are the most common comorbid conditions in individuals with epilepsy, but the cause remains unclear. (2018-01-11)
Childhood-onset epilepsy has long-term effects on patients' health and social status
Children and adolescents with epilepsy experience significant long-term socioeconomic consequences and higher personal health care costs. (2016-06-22)
Epilepsy linked to social deprivation
People who are socially and economically disadvantaged are more likely to develop epilepsy than those who are not, conclude researchers in this week's BMJ. (2002-10-31)
Children with epilepsy are at increased risk of dying early
While epilepsy and migraines in children and adolescents are closely related neurologic disorders, youth with epilepsy face a significantly higher risk of dying prematurely. (2016-01-13)
Top honor for head of Epilepsy Foundation
Eric R. Hargis, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Epilepsy Foundation, has been selected by the International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International League Against Epilepsy to receive an Ambassador for Epilepsy Award 2005. (2005-03-03)
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 with shared mechanisms. (2015-09-21)
How genetic testing can improve care for children with epilepsy
The steps involved in evaluating and diagnosing patients with epilepsy are complicated. (2015-09-10)
Many epilepsy patients take drug combinations that interact
In an Epilepsia analysis of 2008-2010 Medicare claims data, one in four older Americans with new-onset epilepsy and more than one-third with prevalent epilepsy received a combination of antiepileptic drugs and non-epilepsy drugs that could interact to alter the effectiveness of the non-epilepsy drugs. (2018-02-07)
University Hospitals Neurological Institute hosts international epilepsy colloquium
About 200 epilepsy specialists, neurosurgeons and pediatric neurologists from around the nation and the world are registered to attend the Third International Epilepsy Colloquium in Cleveland, May 19-22. (2010-05-18)
No link between epilepsy and criminality
It has long been believed that people with epilepsy are particularly prone to violence and criminality, but a study in this week's BMJ finds that epilepsy is no more common in prisoners than in the general population. (2002-06-20)
Study finds strong link between epilepsy and risk of schizophrenia
People with a history of epilepsy are at increased risk of developing schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychosis, concludes a study published online by the BMJ today. (2005-06-16)
Cannabis use in people with epilepsy revealed: Australian survey
The first Australian nationwide survey on the experiences and opinions of medicinal cannabis use in people with epilepsy has revealed that 14 per cent of people with epilepsy have used cannabis products as a way to manage seizures. (2017-03-09)
People with epilepsy face increased risks of discrimination and other negative life events
In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population. (2016-10-14)
Poor children with epilepsy may face social hurdles
In a population-based Canadian study of children with epilepsy, each of whom had access to universal health care, those from poor families had the same medical course and remission rate as their wealthier counterparts, but they had a less favorable social outcome as adults. (2016-11-07)
Are women with epilepsy using effective contraception?
In the largest study of contraceptive practices of women with epilepsy, 30 percent did not use highly effective contraception despite being at higher risk of having children with fetal malformations due to the anti-epilepsy medications they take. (2016-02-16)
Epilepsy means 3 times higher risk of committing suicide
People with epilepsy are three times more likely to commit suicide than the general population, conclude authors of an article published early online and in the August edition of the Lancet Neurology. (2007-07-02)
Plymouth researchers help to develop the first epilepsy risk app
A new app designed to help those with epilepsy assess the risk of an attack between visits to the doctor, has been developed by a team from Plymouth University, SUDEP Action and the NHS in Cornwall, UK. (2015-05-14)
Epilepsy at the movies
The film industry's depiction of epilepsy over the past 75 years is reviewed in this month's issue of The Lancet Neurology. (2003-11-14)
Early treatment stops epilepsy in its tracks
It is possible to suppress the development of epilepsy in genetically predisposed animals, which could open the door to treating epilepsy as a preventable disease. (2007-12-13)
Epileptic seizures and depression may share a common genetic cause, study suggests
From the time of Hippocrates, physicians have suspected a link between epilepsy and depression. (2018-01-10)
Few answers in understanding death from epilepsy
To increase understanding of mortality in epilepsy, including SUDEP, Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy (PAME) unites physicians, scientists, health care professionals, people with epilepsy, caregivers and bereaved family members for a unique conference that facilitates collaboration and spurs action. (2016-03-01)
First steps towards a new approach to epilepsy treatment
The most prestigious funding body in the world for epilepsy has financially backed Australian research into new approaches to treat the condition. (2008-06-19)
White House-initiated NIH conference is first to focus on finding a cure for epilepsy: Conference goal is 'No Seizures, No Side Effects'
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a component of the National Institutes of Health, is sponsoring a first-of-its-kind conference presenting discoveries likely to lead to the prevention and cure of epilepsy with the support and cooperation of several epilepsy organizations. (2000-03-23)
Jeong Ho Lee of KAIST receives the 2015 Pediatric Epilepsies Research Award
The Citizen United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) announced on Sept. (2015-09-10)
Long-terms benefits follow brain surgery for certain forms of epilepsy
Brain surgery for certain difficult forms of epilepsy often reduces or eliminates seizures for more than 15 years after the procedure, according to new research by neurologists at Henry Ford Hospital. (2012-12-18)
Women with epilepsy are poorly managed during pregnancy
Guidelines for the management of women with epilepsy are not being followed, according to a study in this week's BMJ. (2000-09-14)
$17 million grant from NIH for epilepsy study at Yale
Yale University is a key member of national medical centers awarded a $17 million grant from the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, a division of the National Institutes of Health, for a study of childhood absence (petit mal) epilepsy. (2004-09-02)
Seizures late in life may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease
Patients with epilepsy who had amnestic mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease presented earlier with cognitive decline than patients who did not have epilepsy, according to a report published by JAMA Neurology, a JAMA Network publication. (2013-07-08)
Study indicates when to discuss early mortality risk in patients with epilepsy
Doctors should discuss the risk of premature death with epilepsy patients when treatment fails or is refused despite recurrent seizures, according to a study published online today (Wednesday May 3, 2006) by the Lancet Neurology. (2006-05-02)
Study examines self-management intervention in patients with epilepsy
A new study has found that a multi-component self-management intervention (MCI) for adults with epilepsy may be an important tool to increase efficiency in epilepsy care. (2017-06-07)
Twins provide clue that genetic epilepsy can originate in the embryo
An Australian study of identical twins shows that a rare genetic form of epilepsy can be caused by a genetic mutation that occurs in the embryo, and not necessarily passed down from parents. (2010-09-30)
University Hospitals Neurological Institute to present 6th International 2013 Epilepsy Colloquium
In partnership with Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Neurological Institute will present the 6th International Epilepsy Colloquium on tumoral epilepsy and epilepsy surgery in Cleveland, Ohio, May 20-24, 2013. (2012-12-17)
More than 60 percent of people in low- and lower-middle income regions are not accessing any appropriate epilepsy treatment
The number of people with epilepsy in low- and lower-middle-income countries is more than double that in higher-income nations, and more than 60 percent of people in these regions are not accessing any appropriate epilepsy treatment, according to a paper published as part of the Lancet series on epilepsy. (2012-09-27)
Routine screening for psychiatric, cognitive, and social comorbidities could enhance quality of care and quality of life for children and adults with epilepsy
The intricate relationship between epilepsy and cognitive, psychiatric, and social problems is explored in a new paper published as part of the Lancet series on epilepsy. (2012-09-27)
2-week treatment found to prevent epilepsy in mice gives hope for drug development
Temporal lobe epilepsy is characterized by recurrent seizures throughout life and often behavioral abnormalities, with devastating impacts on patients and their families. (2013-06-20)
Progress made in linking some forms of epilepsy to genetics
Some patients with a rare disorder called epilepsy aphasia have mutations in the same gene, GRIN2A. (2013-08-11)
Pediatric neurosurgeon honored for major contributions to epilepsy research
UCLA pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Gary Mathern was recently honored with the Ambassador for Epilepsy Award by the International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International League Against Epilepsy. (2013-07-03)
Increased risk of unnatural death to people with epilepsy found
A new study has shown that people diagnosed with epilepsy in England and Wales are at increased risk of dying from suicide and accidents. (2018-04-09)
Tool kit answers mental health and epilepsy questions for parents
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic have created (2013-08-12)
Overexpression of Notch1 in temporal lobe epilepsy
Notch1 signaling can induce astrogliosis in glioma. However, it remains unknown whether Notch1 signaling is involved in the pathogenesis of epilepsy. (2014-08-21)
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