Thu, 01/03/2013
In the journal Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy, articles ahead of print, Doctors Lertxundi and colleagues from a number of institutions in Spain present an interesting analysis looking at the risk of antipsychotic treatment and seizures as a...
Thu, 01/03/2013
This week, Dr. Sirven presented findings about the chance that antipsychotic medicines may cause or contribute in some way to convulsions. The article found that some of the newer antipyschotic medicines were more likely to affect convulsions than...
Tue, 01/01/2013
Certain individuals are born with special sensitivity to flashing lights or contrasting visual patterns, such as stripes, grids and checkerboards. Because of this condition, their brain will produce epileptic-like discharges when exposed to this...
Wed, 10/10/2012
The Third International Symposium on Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy is now over and was an amazing success. Most of the over 400 attendees for the “professional” days and over 100 families to the Saturday “Family Day” believed that this was a huge...
Wed, 08/15/2012
Every year, approximately 50 families from all over the country come through our doors at the Johns Hopkins Hospital to start the ketogenic diet (KD). Each comes with a personal story, a story the Pediatric Epilepsy team wanted to know more...

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