One of the most often asked questions by other physicians and all of my patients is in regards to vagus nerve stimulation. Almost everyone has a curiosity about this therapy and more importantly does it work and what does it mean to me in terms of potential benefits or problems. I hope to clear up some of these issues today.
I had always had strong, overwhelming deja-vu experiences. This dates back to as far as I can remember. Then one day, when I was 24 Read more.
Telling my Children
I need to tell my seven and eight year old boys about my epilepsy. I am really worried that they may get very upset and it will play on their minds as they have never witnessed me have a seizure. Does anybody have any tips or pointers? Read more.
Seeing Another Have a Fit
When I was at work yesterday, a child of four had fallen into an epilpetic fit... As a Customer Care assitant I was calm and understanding. But as butterfly 17, I cried because I knew how he felt..... Read more.
Late last year in 2010 I had a Grand Mal Seizure in my sleep. My wife called 911, they got me to the hospital and I was confused as can be to make a long story short. At the hospital they gave me an EEG, an MRI, a CAT Scan... Read more.
Emily's Edibles Pastries With A Purpose! is a company created to raise money through the sale of pastries to fund research on epilepsy in women through a strategic alliance with the Epilepsy Therapy Project.
Comparative Efficacy of Combination Drug Therapy for Individuals with Drug Resistant Epilepsy
In the December 14 issue of the journal, "Neurology", Drs. Poolos and colleagues from the Fircrest Residential Habilitation Center in Shoreline, Washington and the Rainier Residential Habilitation Center in Buckley, Washington present an analysis of adult individuals with epilepsy who are developmentally disabled residing in two Washington state institutions. Read More
New Year's Resolutions that will Improve Your Seizure Control
Happy 2012. One of the most common things that everyone sets out to do at the beginning of a New Year is to make a resolution as to how they can improve themselves over the coming year. Here are three potential New Year's Resolutions that may help to improve your seizure control. Read More
Music & Epilepsy
Music, a form of art; epilepsy, a fearful disease. Two totally different subjects. What could do they have to do with one another? Here we will discuss the relationship between these two seemingly unrelated topics. View Here
My Child Was Diagnosed with Landau Kleffner Syndrome. What Do I Need To Know?
Landau Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) is a rare epilepsy syndrome in which children lose language abilities. This syndrome occurs most commonly in school-aged children in whom development was previously normal. There is no known cause of LKS. Read More
Epilepsy in the Twitter Era
In the early online issue of the journal Epilepsy and Behavior, Doctors McNeill and colleagues from Dalhousie University Health Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, provide a brief snapshot of how epilepsy is portrayed in the world of Twitter social media. Read More
Epilepsy and HIV/AIDs - New Information
In the journal, "Neurology" articles published online before print (Neurology online before print, January 4, 2012 ),Doctors Birbeck and colleagues present an evidence-based guideline regarding antiepileptic drug selection for individuals with HIV/AIDS in terms of how to manage individuals who are taking antiseizure drugs, and are taking specific antiretroviral medication for their HIV/AIDS. Read More
My Epilepsy Diary is available for the iPhone and the iPod touch from the iTunes App Store and on Android devices through the Android Market. Just search on the word epilepsy and download the application. Start your diary now
ETP Announces the 1st FAMILY AND FRIENDS, February 4th, 2012!
Join us Feb. 2-4th for the Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference, San Francisco California
Interested in learning about the changing world of epilepsy? Join with us in San Francisco, California at the Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference!
Family and Friends Day is on Saturday, February 4th, 2012, or register and plan to attend all three days of this important conference. During the program you will hear presentations about the Epilepsy Pipeline and emerging research, and learn new ways of thinking about epilepsy, new treatments and directions in care, using technology to manage your life with epilepsy and help others.
This Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference will bring together people with epilepsy, family members, researchers, and friends to learn and talk about the importance and challenges of developing new therapies and approaches for epilepsy. If you are part of the epilepsy.com community, this is a must attend event.
When: Family and Friends Day: February 4th, 2012
Conference and Hotel Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel | 5 Embarcadero Center | San Francisco, CA
The 2011 Hoyer Lecture on Epilepsy is presented by Dr. Steven C. Schachter, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. His topic is "Psychosocial Aspects of Epilepsy: State of the Art" and is followed by a special performance of Cynthia Folio's "When the Spirit Catches You" by the Relache Ensemble. Watch now