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Antiepileptic drugs have provided tremendous relief for many people with epilepsy. But around one-third of patients with epilepsy continue to have seizures despite medication, according to Brian Litt, M.D., an associate professor of neurology and...
As the sun’s crest begins peeking over the gentle horizon, and as its subtle heat begins burning off the early morning fog, all that can be heard in Doylestown, Penn., are Mark Ashby’s feet pounding against pavement. It’s...
A link between mood disorders and epilepsy has been noted for more than 2,000 years. While we understand this association more today than in the past, much work needs to be done to more clearly clarify whether this is a causative association....
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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