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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 seizure-like discharges when exposed to this type...
Much to their surprise, researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center recently found that cognitive improvement is one of the most common goals of parents with children with intractable epilepsy prior to starting the ketogenic diet....
According to Andrew Herzog, M.D., MSc, Director of the Harvard Neuroendocrine Unit, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, the idea of a relationship between seizure frequency and a woman’s menstrual cycle, known as catamenial...
One of the many possible side effects of antiepileptic drugs is a change in weight. Valproate, in particular, has been associated with weight gain. However, a recent study by Patricio Espinosa, MD, MPH, presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the...

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