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Rural Challenges in Epilepsy

Living with epilepsy is challenging enough on its own, but living in a rural area without reliable access to medical care can add a whole host of additional hurdles to receiving adequate treatment. Having reliable access to medical care is crucial in managing a chronic neurological condition like epilepsy, which

Epilepsy and Memory Impairment

For many people living with epilepsy, memory impairments are an all-too-common reality.  They’re obvious barriers to a person’s general quality of life. But in terms of managing seizures, memory impairments also make it hard to track and recall how many seizures one had in the past month, or whether they’ve

Mental Health Disorders and Epilepsy

Mental health disorders are often a complicated conundrum for clinicians to diagnose and treat, especially when factoring in a coexisting neurological condition like epilepsy. Unfortunately, people with epilepsy have an increased risk of several mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder—also known as ADHD.  The statistics are grim:

The Wonderful World of Seizure Diaries

Ask any person with epilepsy, and they’ll probably tell you that accurately tracking seizures is difficult. For one, life gets busy. For another, some common types of seizures can impair memory, making it difficult to remember exactly what happened. Oftentimes, it’s the caretaker spearheading seizure logging efforts, but even their

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The Many Faces of Seizures

Imagine a seizure. What do you see? My guess is an assortment of frightening symptoms: violent shaking of the limbs, falling to the ground, eyes blank or even blood from the person biting their lips. But ask a person who experiences seizures due to epilepsy, they might have an entirely