For a long time, depression was thought to be a complication of epilepsy.
“People with a history of depression have a 3 to 7 times higher risk of developing epilepsy,” said Dr. Andres Kanner, a specialist on epilepsy at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “This kind of information is forcing us to take a second look at the interaction between depression and epilepsy.”
Welcome to the world of ictals and postictals. A world you’re probably familiar with.
A seizure often has four distinct phases: Prodromal Symptoms, Auras, Ictal and Postictal Stages…
For those who can’t travel to big cities, The U.S. News & World Report has compiled a directory of the top medical centers and high performing hospitals across the country.
There are some 732 hospitals in 200 regions, such as Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, so that you can find quality care closer to home.
Hospitals are listed alphabetically by state, with regions listed by the closest metro area.
The U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of hospitals is considered the pre-eminent source for excellence.
For the 2016 evaluations, 50 pediatric centers were ranked for serious neurological problems.
Here are the top-ranked centers for children with serious neurological problems, ranked in order.
Every year, patients and potential patients alike, look forward to the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top ranking hospitals.
Attached is a link to their most current list for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Below is a compilation by website forum members who have had positive personal experiences with docs over the years.
This list is based on recommendations and, of course, is purely subjective. But it might be helpful for anyone looking for a good Neurologist…Epileptologist…Neurosurgeon…or Pediatric Doctor.
We all have them. Whether we keep them a secret to ourselves or proclaim them to the world.
I guess mine are now hardly secret.
But here I go, taking the plunge…
You can either become a victim of epilepsy and let epilepsy take over your life. Or you can simply say, “I have epilepsy” and decide your own fate…
A wise woman once told me: “When you wake up in the morning — before you get out of bed — think of 5 (or 10!) things that you’re really grateful for.” (I think 10 is a bit of a stretch.)
That simple advice, changed my attitude. And my life.
So, here we go…
1. I am forever grateful to have the Epilepsy Talk family as part of my every day. (And night.)
2. For me, helping people is life’s largest joy.
3. To all of you who give so generously and share your wisdom with compassion.
4. I’m grateful for the privilege of knowing you all.
5. Without you, my life would not be complete.