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Newswise: Six ways doctors can improve reproductive health in women with epilepsy
Released:
20-Nov-2019 11:10 AM EST
Newswise: Anti-seizure drugs and pregnancy: New research on safety and prescription patterns
Released:
18-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Newswise: How to improve epilepsy care in Africa? Include traditional healers, schoolchildren and the guy next door

How to improve epilepsy care in Africa? Include traditional healers, schoolchildren and the guy next door

International League Against Epilepsy

In Mozambique, most people with epilepsy don’t seek treatment. So the country took on an intimidating challenge: Diagnose and treat more people by increasing awareness, reducing stigma, improving medication access, and partnering with traditional healers.

Channels: All Journal News, Epilepsy, Healthcare, Mental Health, Religion, Rural Issues, African News, Local - Texas,

Released:
31-Oct-2019 1:35 PM EDT
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Newswise: Parents of adults with epilepsy: Caregiving without a net

Parents of adults with epilepsy: Caregiving without a net

International League Against Epilepsy

When an adult child is diagnosed with epilepsy, their parents face a wide array of social, emotional and financial issues, often with very little support. Striking a balance between caring for their child and allowing independence can be difficult and frustrating.

Channels: Children's Health, Epilepsy, Family and Parenting, Neuro, Local - Texas,

Released:
21-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Epilepsy and caregiver stress: How one family counters stress by giving back

Epilepsy and caregiver stress: How one family counters stress by giving back

International League Against Epilepsy

Epilepsy affects entire families, with impacts on caregivers' physical health, emotional functioning, social relationships, employment and finances. Caregivers and siblings are at risk for post-traumatic stress. Here's how one family works to channel their stress and frustration into helping others.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Epilepsy, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Local - Texas,

Released:
20-Sep-2019 9:50 AM EDT
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Newswise: Epilepsy and the family: Caregiver stress and sibling experiences

Epilepsy and the family: Caregiver stress and sibling experiences

International League Against Epilepsy

Epilepsy affects entire families. Research shows that uncontrolled seizures can lead to the development of PTSD in caregivers and siblings. Family members also may struggle with anxiety and depression, as well as guilt and fear.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Epilepsy, Family and Parenting, Psychology and Psychiatry, Local - Texas,

Released:
27-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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The other side of seizure freedom: "I kind of wish my epilepsy was back"

International League Against Epilepsy

It might seem that there’s no downside to successful epilepsy surgery. Who wouldn’t want to be free of seizures that limit their life? But there are challenges to seizure freedom after years of living with epilepsy. The “burden of normality” can disrupt a person’s life and their relationships.

Channels: Epilepsy, Neuro, Parkinson’s Disease, Psychology and Psychiatry, Local - Texas,

Released:
27-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Epilepsy Is a Threat to Public Health, Says International Report

Epilepsy Is a Threat to Public Health, Says International Report

International League Against Epilepsy

Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with epilepsy. As many as 37 million are not receiving treatment, though it can cost as little as US$5 a year and eliminates seizures about two-thirds of the time. These findings and many others are published in "Epilepsy: A public health imperative", a report produced by ILAE, the World Health Organization and the International Bureau for Epilepsy.

Channels: All Journal News, Epilepsy, Public Health, Rural Issues, Poverty, U.S. Politics, Local - Texas,

Released:
29-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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