Epilepsy

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.
What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a condition that has been known to mankind since ancient times. It affects the brain to cause repeated convulsions or seizures - also called fits in common parlance. The word “epilepsy” comes from the Greek and means to be taken, seized or attacked.

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Study reveals higher prevalence of epilepsy among sexual and gender minorities

Study reveals higher prevalence of epilepsy among sexual and gender minorities

Brain activity patterns can foreshadow 24-hour seizure risk

Brain activity patterns can foreshadow 24-hour seizure risk

How your diet shapes your gut microbiome and impacts your health

How your diet shapes your gut microbiome and impacts your health

Study reveals altered neural signature in patients with depression

Study reveals altered neural signature in patients with depression

Precise brain imaging method reveals origins of creativity

Precise brain imaging method reveals origins of creativity

New threshold for CXCL13 concentration revolutionizes neuroborreliosis diagnosis

New threshold for CXCL13 concentration revolutionizes neuroborreliosis diagnosis

Is air pollutant exposure during pregnancy associated with infant cerebral palsy risk?

Is air pollutant exposure during pregnancy associated with infant cerebral palsy risk?

Small molecule discovery offers hope for treatment of Angelman syndrome

Small molecule discovery offers hope for treatment of Angelman syndrome

Inflammation in early adulthood may be linked to memory and thinking problems at middle age

Inflammation in early adulthood may be linked to memory and thinking problems at middle age

New study reveals ketogenic diet's role in combating obesity

New study reveals ketogenic diet's role in combating obesity

Moderate physical activity may be linked to reduced risk of ALS later in life

Moderate physical activity may be linked to reduced risk of ALS later in life

Atogepant may decrease the risk of developing rebound headache in people with migraine

Atogepant may decrease the risk of developing rebound headache in people with migraine

Mouse models inform potential treatments for Fragile X, Phelan-McDermid syndromes

Mouse models inform potential treatments for Fragile X, Phelan-McDermid syndromes

3D drug printers could help personalize medications in the future

3D drug printers could help personalize medications in the future

Teleneurology offers solution to neurologist shortage

Teleneurology offers solution to neurologist shortage

First child receives skull-mounted epilepsy device in UK clinical trial

First child receives skull-mounted epilepsy device in UK clinical trial

FDA approves a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of new brain sensor array

FDA approves a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of new brain sensor array

Angiotensin receptor blockers found to lower epilepsy risk, new study reveals

Angiotensin receptor blockers found to lower epilepsy risk, new study reveals

Multiple head injuries significantly raise ischemic stroke risk, research shows

Multiple head injuries significantly raise ischemic stroke risk, research shows

Prolonged depression in young adults linked to cognitive decline in middle age

Prolonged depression in young adults linked to cognitive decline in middle age

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