Epilepsy Talk

Epilepsy: Art Therapy

March 14, 2015
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A paintbrush is a powerful communication tool for experiences that are hard to explain in words.

It helps and allows your mind to wander without any restriction. The mixture of colors and the strokes define the inner feeling you want to express.

Your art is the extension of who you are, what you want and where you want to be. Your masterpiece, no matter how you made it, is priceless…


Antidepressant Drugs for Epilepsy

March 7, 2015
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Researchers have noted a higher incidence of depression among patients with epilepsy than the general population or others with chronic conditions such as diabetes. 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.”


Treating Seizures — 7 Amazing New Breakthroughs

February 21, 2015
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What if you could predict an oncoming seizure in time for you stop it? Or even prevent it? That day may be coming sooner than you think, thanks to these seven new technologies.

You’ll learn what they are, how they work and how far along they are…


Epilepsy Summer Camps

February 19, 2015
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Below you’ll find a compilation of EFA summer camps and those supported by other organizations.
Ages range from 6 – 26, depending upon the camp and its activities.

Applications for this year’s summer camps are beginning. (Or starting very soon.) Dates and ages vary, depending upon the camp. So, it’s best you get the necessary info now, to avoid disappointment.

Camps should be contacted early for dates and applications.


Where’s The Funding? Epilepsy As An Orphan

February 7, 2015
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Here are the facts, unhappy though they may be…

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. Its prevalence is greater than autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined.

More people die from epilepsy than from breast cancer.

There are 200,000 new cases of epilepsy each year, and a total of more than 3 million Americans are affected by it.

Yet, public and private funding for epilepsy research lags far behind other neurological afflictions, at $35 a patient (compared, for instance, with $129 for Alzheimer’s and $280 for multiple sclerosis).


Natural Herbal Remedies for Epilepsy

January 16, 2015
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Long before Dilantin and Phenobarbital, there was epilepsy. And herbal remedies.

Of course, these herbal epilepsy remedies are NOT substitutes to anti-seizure medications, but are more like a supplementary support. Most of them work by preventing a seizure and other symptoms of epilepsy. (NYU Langone Medical Center estimates that 20 percent of people taking prescription drugs also use herbs.)


Seizure Provoking Conditions

January 11, 2015
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Few of these conditions will cause epilepsy itself…but many can lead to seizures. So consider this a definition of the possibilities…


Epilepsy quotes to inspire you…

December 7, 2014
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Epilepsy quotes to inspire you…

Here are some of my favorite quotes (along with a zillion others) that help me get through the day. What are yours?


A Beautiful Epilepsy Awareness Stamp

October 9, 2014
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A beautiful postal stamp for Epilepsy Awareness month on zazzle…


The Stigma of Epilepsy

September 28, 2014
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People with epilepsy have been viewed as degenerate, demonic, or possessed, through the ages.

Women have been sterilized, people have been burned at the stake, and many were placed in institutions for the criminally insane.

Today, the stigma for people with epilepsy is that you are weird, dangerous, or mentally ill…


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I've also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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