The launch of a new comic series designed to educate children about the most common neurological disorder has been just released in Canada.
Even if you do have epilepsy, it doesn’t necessarily mean you know all the lingo. (I didn’t!) So here are some definitions of medical terms related to epilepsy…
I started this article assured that vaccinations of infants with epilepsy was a definite no-no.
And boy, was I surprised.
Basically, medical research has proved me wrong. Real wrong.
Traveling has never been easy, and people with epilepsy have always had to think twice about safety and managing medications while traveling. Since September 11, 2001, taking a trip has become even more difficult for people with epilepsy and their family members…
No he wasn’t dumb…slow…or retarded. “Dopey” had a condition known as Angelman syndrome (AS).
Acupuncture, which as been part of China’s medical heritage for over 3,000 years, was introduced into the United States and Canada in the 1970’s.
Since that time, it’s become one of the most frequently requested of the complementary therapies (to be used in conjunction with conventional medicine or other treatments.)
In a fraction of a second, head trauma can dramatically change your life.
It can be a boink on the head, a fall, sports activities, or a car accident — among many other possibilities.
Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are the mainstay of treatment for epilepsy, but seizures continue in one-third of patients despite appropriate AED therapeutic trials.
Even in the current era, the etiology of epilepsy often remains unclear.
Some patients with unexplained partial seizures which are medication resistant may have “autoimmune epilepsy” — epilepsy characterized by the presence of auto immune antibodies.
I bet you won’t be surprised to hear that epilepsy is most often depicted in sci-fi and horror films.
Just think of “The Andromeda Strain”, “Crazed”, “Deadwood”, “The Exorcist”, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”, “Frankenstein”, “The Garden State”, “Lighthouse” and “The Terminal Man” to name a few.
DEMONIC = EPILEPTIC!
You can have medication without meditation. Most of us do.
You can do meditation without medication. Most of us wouldn’t and shouldn’t take that risk.
But together, they can enhance one another.