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Epilepsy is a group of disorders marked by problems in the normal functioning of the brain. These problems can produce seizures, unusual body movements, a loss of consciousness or changes in consciousness, as well as mental problems or problems with the senses.
Researchers discover shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders

Researchers discover shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders

Massive analysis of genomes reveals insights into genetic overlap among psychiatric diseases

Massive analysis of genomes reveals insights into genetic overlap among psychiatric diseases

Christiana Care Health System opens first Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in Delaware

Christiana Care Health System opens first Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in Delaware

Impulse control disorders found to be more common in people taking Parkinson's drugs

Impulse control disorders found to be more common in people taking Parkinson's drugs

Study opens new window into cellular events that occur in the brain during absence seizures

Study opens new window into cellular events that occur in the brain during absence seizures

Patients with mild Alzheimer's disease over age 65 continue to derive benefit from DBS-f treatment

Patients with mild Alzheimer's disease over age 65 continue to derive benefit from DBS-f treatment

New study focuses on best, cost effective practices to bridge treatment gap for brain disorders

New study focuses on best, cost effective practices to bridge treatment gap for brain disorders

New studies on fat cell filling, history of biochemistry, and ketogenic diet

New studies on fat cell filling, history of biochemistry, and ketogenic diet

New study takes researchers one step closer to understanding consciousness

New study takes researchers one step closer to understanding consciousness

People with type 2 diabetes may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

People with type 2 diabetes may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

New robotic system can diagnose neurodegenerative diseases through eye movements

New robotic system can diagnose neurodegenerative diseases through eye movements

Researchers discover unique process of brain cell death in MS

Researchers discover unique process of brain cell death in MS

Prescription drugs that could raise risk of depression

Prescription drugs that could raise risk of depression

New research provides clues into development of mammalian cerebral cortex

New research provides clues into development of mammalian cerebral cortex

Biomedical engineers uncover new fundamental feature of brain oscillations

Biomedical engineers uncover new fundamental feature of brain oscillations

Black, Hispanic people may have greater risk of second hemorrhagic stroke than whites

Black, Hispanic people may have greater risk of second hemorrhagic stroke than whites

MIT researchers develop wireless system to power devices implanted deep inside human body

MIT researchers develop wireless system to power devices implanted deep inside human body

Study reveals how the brain coordinates complex articulatory movements during natural speech

Study reveals how the brain coordinates complex articulatory movements during natural speech

Longer-term exercise program may be needed to improve thinking skills, suggests study

Longer-term exercise program may be needed to improve thinking skills, suggests study

Researchers develop new prediction method for epileptic seizures

Researchers develop new prediction method for epileptic seizures