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Schizophrenia and Epilepsy — The Connection

September 20, 2013

There’s always been a suspicion of the possible ties between epilepsy and schizophrenia.

But now, research has shown that schizophrenia and epilepsy are linked in both directions.

Epilepsy and Psychosis – Is It Genetic?

September 6, 2013

Just as epilepsy is called “a storm in the brain,” psychosis might be viewed as “a lightning strike” to the brain.

Both have to do with havoc in the brain, but one’s a neurological issue and the other is a mental illness.

Totally different ballgames, right?

Maybe not, says new research which focuses on the genetic connection.

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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I 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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