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Screening for depression in people with epilepsy: Improve care, save lives

Any neurologist who sees patients with epilepsy also sees patients with undiagnosed depression. A simple screening tool can improve outcomes and save lives.
23-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
20-Sep-2019 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two families' experiences with epilepsy: Stress, love, responsibility

Being a parent or sibling of someone with epilepsy is life changing. Family members share their stories.
28-Aug-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Epilepsy and the family: Caregiver stress and sibling experiences

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.
27-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The other side of seizure freedom: "I kind of wish my epilepsy was back"

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”...
27-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Epilepsy Is a Threat to Public Health, Says International Report

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...
29-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The gut microbiota and epilepsy: Intriguing research and the road ahead

An increasing number of studies are finding intimate communication between the gut and brain, as well as complex interplay among the gut microbiome, the brain and the rest of the body. But does the gut affect epilepsy? More specifically, can...
14-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Semana de la Epilepsia – Paraguay – América Latina

En abril, Paraguay celebró su primera Semana de la Epilepsia. El concepto de una semana de epilepsia, que se puso a prueba en Bolivia en 2015, incluye actividades científicas, sociales y culturales para crear conciencia sobre la epilepsia y su...
14-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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