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Study explores the experiences of patients living with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures

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A study has explored patients' accounts of living with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) to reveal insights into a poorly understood, and varied disorder.

Nationwide study finds that frequency of accompanying disease is high in children with epilepsy

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The overall frequency of accompanying disorders, otherwise known as comorbid disease, has been found to be high in children with epilepsy, according to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Study finds link between smoking and epilepsy

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There appears to be a correlation between epilepsy and smoking, a study of people living in French-speaking Switzerland has found.

Study finds that night-time seizures in epilepsy disrupt memory consolidation

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Asleep seizures seem to disrupt memory consolidation, according to a pilot study published in Clinical Neurophysiology.

Study calls for children with epilepsy to be monitored early for ADHD symptoms

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Children with epilepsy and febrile seizures have a higher risk of developing attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new study.

Educational comic book helps to raise awareness of epilepsy in Ethiopia

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An educational  comic book is helping Ethiopian high school students understand more about epilepsy.

Cardiff University to investigate new treatment for temporal lobe epilepsy

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A new project will explore the possibility of treating temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) in humans by transplanting immature neuron cells into the brain.

Antiepileptic drugs inhibit growth velocity in children, study finds

 

A study has found that the use of some antiepileptic drugs in children may slow down their rate of growth, resulting in shorter stature.

“Epileptic” or “person with epilepsy” – which do you prefer?

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Should we stop saying “epileptic”?  A study has compared the effect of using the terms “epileptic” and “person with epilepsy”.

Study explores home video as diagnostic tool for epilepsy

A study has compared the quality of information in home videos of people having epileptic seizures with descriptions of the seizures from carers.

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