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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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, finds study

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, finds study

Hematopoietic stem cell transplants may prevent worsening of MS disability

Hematopoietic stem cell transplants may prevent worsening of MS disability

Personalized neuromodulation approach provides relief from severe depression symptoms

Personalized neuromodulation approach provides relief from severe depression symptoms

iTHRIV announces recipients of  health research pilot projects

iTHRIV announces recipients of health research pilot projects

Researchers identify a new link between seizures and connexin 36 deficiency

Researchers identify a new link between seizures and connexin 36 deficiency

UMass Lowell researcher receives NIH support to develop therapies for young people with TBIs

UMass Lowell researcher receives NIH support to develop therapies for young people with TBIs

Study finds associations between functional seizures and psychiatric disorders, stroke

Study finds associations between functional seizures and psychiatric disorders, stroke

Focused ultrasound shows potential to benefit people with Parkinson's disease

Focused ultrasound shows potential to benefit people with Parkinson's disease

Study shows how human brains navigate physical space and keep track of others' location

Study shows how human brains navigate physical space and keep track of others' location

Study reveals how our brains track where we and others go

Study reveals how our brains track where we and others go

Researchers control cardiac waves with light to study abnormally rapid heart rhythms

Researchers control cardiac waves with light to study abnormally rapid heart rhythms

Trinity team uncovers mutations linked with early onset dementia

Trinity team uncovers mutations linked with early onset dementia

Researchers explore why seizures happen in a subset of MS patients

Researchers explore why seizures happen in a subset of MS patients

Study reveals critical role of perirhinal cortex in managing learning process

Study reveals critical role of perirhinal cortex in managing learning process

Researchers develop a technique to predict epileptic seizures

Researchers develop a technique to predict epileptic seizures

Microglial surveillance helps prevent seizure activity in the brain

Microglial surveillance helps prevent seizure activity in the brain

Study reveas how the brain uses neural activity patterns to compare expectations with the present

Study reveas how the brain uses neural activity patterns to compare expectations with the present

Comorbid psychiatric disorders explain elevated suicide risk in autism spectrum disorders

Comorbid psychiatric disorders explain elevated suicide risk in autism spectrum disorders

Antiepileptic drug reduces early signs of clinical dysfunction in people with ALS

Antiepileptic drug reduces early signs of clinical dysfunction in people with ALS

Severe cortical damage associated with COVID-19 case report

Severe cortical damage associated with COVID-19 case report